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Pearl Quinones Ballot Statement 2008
By Pearl QuinonesCandidate for Board Member; Sweetwater Union High School District; Seat 2
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President, Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees, Educator , Dropout Prevention Specialist, Parent.BALLOT STATEMENT 2008
PEARL QUIÑONES President, Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees Educator/Dropout Prevention Specialist/Parent
Pearl Quiñones, as Board President, spearheaded Nationally Recognized Compact for Success Program...guaranteeing college admission to San Diego State University to over 1,400 students in 2008...a 120% increase!...Advocated for alternative programs for at-risk students, increased fine arts/athletic programs + RESULT: higher graduation rates and lowest dropout rates in San Diego County...Successfully led school construction program resulting in four new schools, modernizing 354 classrooms, and passing Proposition O, a $644 million bond to further upgrade school facilities...Fiscal Accountability: Balanced district's $348 million budget-during fiscal crises...with no teacher/employee layoffs or classes/essential programs eliminated... Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Ensured full-time Police Officers at every school... Eliminated soda and junk food from campuses.
Pearl Quiñones, providing quality leadership that respects and listens to students, parents, teachers, staff and community...will continue promoting academic excellence through new Career Technical Education program...prioritizing children's interest-not special interests...guarantee more parent involvement and district fiscal accountability.
Pearl Quiñones, selected for National Hispanic Leadership Institute, one of only 22 Latinas nationwide...YWCA Women in Industry and Channel 10 leadership awards...served on the California Department of Education Dropout Prevention Board...Vice-President of the California Employees Association... holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from SDSU...parent of a Sweetwater graduate...27-year district resident.
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