profilepic50pI am committed to the personal growth and academic progress of my three children – and your children. I believe in public education, and I believe in Poway Unified schools.

Elected in 2014 to help bring change to PUSD. I delivered.

Poway Unified School District is one of the most successful and prestigious districts in the state, with high-performing schools and high-achieving students.

In the past three years, I’ve helped advance many positive changes district-wide: a new, well-respected superintendent was hired; an entirely new cabinet has been assembled; and proper internal financial controls and organizational efficiencies have been implemented.

Yet, important issues require further attention: retaining and recruiting the best teachers and support staff; eliminating the structural budget deficit and reducing long-term debt (including the $1B bonds); introducing more classroom innovation and Career Technical Education opportunities; and increasing transparency and accountability in decision-making.

My top priority, however, is ensuring our children’s physical safety, and social and emotional wellness. That’s why I called for a community forum to discuss school safety; developed revisions to the District’s anti-bullying/digital citizenship/online safety policies; acquired new campus security cameras; and helped create the tip line 844-PUSD-TIP to promote a “See Something, Say Something” environment.

Supported by community leaders, parents, and students, and endorsed by the Poway Federation of Teachers, the Poway School Employees Association, and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, I have three children who attend PUSD schools.

I respectfully seek your vote for re-election to the board.

Sincerely,

T.J. Zane