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A Broader Perspective

Nothing is more important than the health, safety, and education of our children. As a special education teacher for the past twenty-four years and a working mother for the majority of my own children’s school years, I understand the challenges and needs of working families, single parents, and children with disabilities. I am running for re-election to keep that perspective on the Board.

Although the passage of Proposition 30 has stopped the erosion of school budgets, we must still walk a fine line to maintain solvency. In spite of those limitations, I believe that by working together, we can find practical solutions to many of the problems youth struggle with and create new opportunities for all of our students.

My Goals:

  • Review and update our discipline policy to reflect the innovative work of our school counselors.
  • Collaborate with administration, counselors, and teachers to research and implement school-wide programs that proactively support at-risk youth.
  • Expand community-based apprenticeship programs.
  • Ongoing improvement in the nutritional quality of school meals.
  • Increase participation in the local Farm to School program coordinated by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers.
  • Support and encourage open communication among teachers, parents, administration, and the broader community.

I would greatly appreciate your vote on November 5th. Together we can help our young people gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.

Thank you!
Dana Silvernale

 

Friends of Dana Silvernale 2013