Did you read about our Superintendent in the news?
And here are a few upcoming opportunities to get involved:
- Sat Sept 21st - Free fingerprinting
- Monday Sept 23rd - Hearing for By-Area Trustee Elections
- Tuesday Sept 24th - Achievement Gap Town Hall
- Register now for the Oct 5th Break a Sweat Run for Education!
Sat Sept 21st - Free Fingerprinting for parents at Cambridge Elementary School
10am-1pm. This is for parents in:
- Bay Point – Shore Acres, Rio Vista, Bel Air
- Concord – Cambridge, Fair Oaks, Meadow Homes, Ygnacio Valley Elementary
Parents receive fingerprinting, Live Scan background check, and Tuberculosis screening at no charge. A great way to get set up to volunteer this year!
Mon Sept 23rd - Public Hearing for By-Area Trustee Elections
This Monday night, 7pm, there will be a public hearing for by-area trustee elections held during the regular school board meeting. This process is moving forward to ensure our district complies with the CVRA. Please give your input!
The goal of the CVRA (CA Voting Rights Act) is to create more opportunities for those who have been under-represented to have a voice in the system. The law says each of the areas must be near equal in total population (<10% difference). It also says that we must look at the Voting Age Population numbers to create as many areas as possible with a majority of underrepresented voters. Lastly, it says that all incumbents serve out their current terms, and then the order of area elections should prioritize the majority underrepresented areas.
Based on community input, three more maps were designed (pink, purple, purpleA). See maps and details at https://mdusd.org/boardelections
Click on each map.
- Which map do you think provides the best opportunity for minority representation?
- Within that map, which areas do you think should be up for election in 2020 vs 2022?
- Click the online feedback form in English or Spanish to give us your thoughts! Or speak at a public hearing:
Monday, September 23, 2019 Public Hearing
Mt. Diablo Unified School District Offices/Board Room, 7pm, 1936 Carlotta Dr., Concord, 94519. Third public hearing. See agenda here: https://mdusd.org/agendasminutes
Monday, October 14, 2019 Public Hearing
Mt. Diablo Unified School District Offices/Board Room, 7pm, 1936 Carlotta Dr., Concord, 94519
This will be the fourth formal Public Hearing to solicit public input on draft maps of trustee areas and proposed sequence of elections. The meeting will include resolutions to adopt the trustee-area maps and proposed sequence of elections.
Want more wonky details? Read this ACLU guide about CVRA.
Tues Sept 24th - Closing the Achievement Gap Town Hall
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond would like education partners to share how the California Department of Education (CDE) can best assist them in working to close the persistent achievement/opportunity gap. Click here for details.
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Interactive Virtual Town Hall: Various County Office of Education locations and livestream
Register now for the Oct 5th Break a Sweat for Education walk/run to benefit MDUSD!
The Yours Humanly annual "Break a Sweat For Education" 5K fundraiser benefits Mt Diablo students - and there's still time to register now to join the MDUSD Education Foundation team and be a part of the fun!
To sign up, go to: http://bit.ly/MDEDFTeam2019
On the right side, click "Join Team" to register.
Can't make it that day, but want to help support STEAM opportunities in our schools? Simply click Donate on that Team Page.
The 5K Run & Walk is open to all ages (strollers too!) and the Kids Fun Run is free for participants 10 and under.
Hope to see you there!
Hi, I'm a parent with 2 daughters in MDUSD schools, and I began my four year term on the MDUSD school board in December 2018. From 2017-18 I was the President and a Founder of MDUSD Education Foundation, a new nonprofit dedicated to funding quality education for ALL students in Mt Diablo School District.
For over twenty years I have dedicated my time to advocate for educational opportunities for all students. After earning my Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, I joined AmeriCorps*VISTA as a community organizer in affordable housing, helping start tutoring programs and connect parents who didn't speak English to their schools.
I met my husband Sandy, and we moved to Seattle, Washington, where I earned my Masters in Public Affairs in Education Policy and Nonprofit Management at the Evans School. I worked for League of Education Voters, where we ran statewide Initiative 884 - the Education Trust Fund, to increase state funding to public schools. My master's degree project was creating the funding formula for that initiative, which I designed as a weighted formula very similar to what is now our LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) here in California.
Here in Mt Diablo, I have volunteered in my own kids schools as well as in schools throughout the district, from running a reading program for struggling students in 10 schools in Concord & Bay Point, to leading the PFC at Walnut Acres. My daughters run Inventors University at Concord Library, where girls teach girls computer coding.
I am passionate about education, and I believe the best decisions are made when teachers, parents, and community members come together to find the best solutions for all students. Join us!