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Voter Guide 2000

Orange County Candidates for School Boards

November 05, 2000

* Background: Member of several district committees including Create the Future and legislative action

* Issues: Wants to develop a long-term plan that includes budget, enrollment and academic excellence; improve communication with community using improved Internet media

Michael D. Pintek

* Age: 53

* Occupation: attorney; self-employed

* Background: Former Apartment Assn. of Southern California Cities president; former LATV Channel 3 board chair and current chief financial officer

* Issues: Improve academic scores through better emphasis on reading, writing and math; set up long-range financial planning; reasonable caps on student enrollment; more dialogue among community members

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday November 7, 2000 Orange County Edition Metro Part B Page 3 Metro Desk 1 inches; 29 words Type of Material: Correction
School board--Sunday's voter guide incorrectly listed a candidate's status. James L. Reed holds an appointed seat to the Westminster school board but also is a candidate for an elected seat to the board.

Joseph E. Ribal

* Occupation: Marriage and family therapist

* Background: Former University of Illinois and Cal State Long Beach teacher/counselor; Huntington Beach Union High School District board member for two terms; former Orange County Fair board member and president

* Issues: Wants to strengthen communication between teachers and families; enhance curriculum and basic skills; keep schools safe

Virginia F. Wilson

* Age: 60* Occupation: Incumbent board member

* Background: Former board president for five terms; legislative action committee

chair; curriculum steering committee member

* Issues: Wants to work with government at all levels to develop a long-term financial plan; school property to be available for community uses; raising of student expectations and standards


Trustee Area 3

Martha G. Fluor

* Age: 49

* Occupation: Currently a publishing administrator for Entertainment Publicity Inc. Fluor has just accepted a position as the fund development consultant for the Mardan School for Special Education in Irvine.

* Background: Foundation board for the Children's Hospital of Orange County, on Girl Scouts board of directors for Orange County, the KOCE-TV foundation board and support group for Big Brothers/Big Sisters; bachelor of science in social sciences from San Diego State; teaching credentials in elementary education and education of the learning disabled from Chapman University

* Issues: Repair bathrooms throughout the district and perform work at Ensign Intermediate and TeWinkle Middle schools; wants to revisit the issue of zero tolerance policies

Ila Johnson

* Age: 66

* Occupation: Retired dental hygienist

* Background: Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from UCSF; volunteer at St. Joachim Church former volunteer for the Red Cross and a dental clinic.

* Issues: Advocates complete return to phonics instruction for reading, and provide English immersion classes for students not fluent; bond money should go to district's oldest campuses first, Ensign specifically; would uphold zero-tolerance policy but wants to see more counseling incorporated


Two Elected

Barbara Ann Boskovich

* Age: 53

* Occupation: Community volunteer

* Background: School, youth sports volunteer; worked with Special Olympics; coordinated initiative against the Wal-Mart project at Crest View school site; worked on initiative against eminent domain in downtown Huntington Beach

* Issues: Wants to restore the district's innovative standards; create partnerships with community teachers, opening lines of communication; promote schools that are safe and healthy; provide factual information; assure full accountability to teachers, staff, parents and taxpayers; improve compensation for teachers; identify realistic financial objectives

Peg Edey

* Age: 46

* Occupation: Teacher, incumbent board member

* Background: District trustee; art teacher for Meet the Masters; bachelor's degree in fine arts and social science from San Diego State; elementary school teaching credentials; president of Superintendent's Round-Table; president of elementary and middle school PTSA and PTA

* Issues: Wants to give children the best education possible, meet the needs of each student, keep up with the demographic changes and technological growth in the district

Andrea Graboff

* Age: 47

* Occupation: Physical therapist

* Background: Bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Cal State Long Beach; 15 years as a PTA board and/or committee member; chairwoman of two committees for the 2000-01 PTSA at Marina High School; Huntington Beach Union High School District Open Enrollment Task Force; textbook adoption committees; volunteer for City of Hope, Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity

* Issues: Work toward class-size reduction, integration of technology, academic excellence and improved facilities; fiscal responsibility and accountability; address a projected teacher shortage; support efforts to recruit quality educators; provide new teacher support, staff development and competitive wages

Pam Ogdon

* Age: 39

* Occupation: Community volunteer, homemaker

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