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March 13, 2017

Seat filler

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

Tomorrow night should be a doozy of a meeting at the School Board.  There are nine applications for Solana Hennberry’s seat.   Only one person who ran for school board in the last election has applied.

Here’s sort of a brief nutshell of each of the candidates with their full applications attached.  The question that I found most important was the question of equity vs. equality.  Because, as a District, we’re not doing that very well despite the lip service given to equity, but that’s another post for another day.

The applications in no particular order.  All in all this is a strong batch of candidates.

  • Suki_Mozenter_redacted
    • Background in education, worked at Paden.   Highlighted equity issues as the most critical issue facing AUSD.  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.26.47 AM
  • Anne_McKereghan_redacted
    • Highly involved in AUSD issues and work groups for many years.  Says that funding issues are the more critical issue facing AUSD.  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.30.27 AM
  • Barbara_McClung_redacted
    • Background in public education.  Says that the budget is most critical issue and teacher retention is secondary.  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.33.07 AM
  • Lisa_Maxwell_redacted
    • Real estate lawyer, claims negotiation skills as strongest skill.  Says most critical issue is federal level school choice (hopes CA will go in different direction).  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.36.38 AM
  • Leslie_Fales_redacted
    • Civil lawyer, attended Alameda schools.  Says most critical issue is lack of funding and how to serve changing demographic.  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.39.12 AM
  • Lynn_Christiansen_Esquer_redacted
    • Heavily involved in AUSD issues and work groups. Says most critical issue is federal stance on weakening public education.  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.42.29 AM
  • Doreen_Bracamontes_redacted
    • Background in education.  Says most critical issue is elimination at the federal level of funding and policy changes.  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.45.04 AM
  • Karen_Vigna_redacted
    • Background in private school education.  Says most critical issue is how housing growth will affect schools.  Equity answer:
    • Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.47.17 AM
  • Lyndsey_Schlax_redacted
    • Background in public education.  Says most critical issue teacher pay affecting teacher morale and retention.  Equity answer:Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 9.53.22 AM


  1. where were they when there were three board seats open at the recent election?

    Comment by barbara Kahne last election — March 13, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

  2. for me its a no “brainer”, Anne McKereghan ran for office in the last election. She came in fourth place with 10,177 votes. That’s 10,177 people who right now would like to see her in office. I think she is deserving of the appointment.

    Comment by JohnP.Trump is not my President. — March 13, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

    • I voted for Anne in 2016 and would enthusiastically do so again for the same reasons: she clearly cares deeply about public education as she is very well-versed in a broad range of topics, probably from her many years of serving on the AEF board and other special committees; she is even-keeled and thoughtful, and seems to clearly evaluate issues on their merits, not on ideology.

      Comment by Dya — March 14, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

  3. Anned McKereghan appointed 4-0.

    Comment by Mike McMahon — March 14, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

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