Who's who in the school board race?
Original post made on Oct 23, 2012
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on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:27 pm
Mark Jewett is the new blood that is the best fit for the SRVUSD School Board Seat. His accounting background and the fact that he's got two children in the district makes him (in my opinion) the BEST candidate for this school board seat. Background on oversight committee, passion for education, he sees both sides of the issue; how do we spend the money that we're allocated wisely? Monitoring the allocation of that money that's so important to our schools and community will be one of his strengths...
I attended the "meet the candidates" forum at Iron Horse Middle School a couple of weeks ago. Mark is well spoken, extremely well informed of the educational policies and monetary distribution of state. He'll be great for our children because he has a great passion for them and the community in which he grew up.
If you had the opportunity to see and hear him speak, I'm pretty certain you'd think so too...
Greg Marvel was also an obvious choice; his experience and dedication can guide the next generation of board members. Well spoken, with the best interests of the children, the administration and taxpayers in mind, much like Mark.
on Oct 24, 2012 at 8:21 am
In the past I agreed with the comments about Mr. Marvel. He often spoke about the need to do what was best for the students and about financial management. He talked openly about his frustration with teachers' unions and the protection they provide for weak teachers.
This year however, it is reported that he has accepted money and an endorsement from the San Ramon teachers' union. If elected he will be joining all the other board members who now owe the union in one way or another. Mr. Marvel cannot say one thing and act another way. He will not get my vote this election.
on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:41 am
I'm sure glad I am not running for this Board. I just do not have the qualifications. I know who does and that is Mark Jewitt.I've gotten to know Mark pretty good over these last couple of years and he is a solid individual.
He is a caring parent and for someone who wants the best out of our school district not just for today but for our district's future I say you go Mark!. This is exactly the type of leadership we need.
Thank you for putting yourself out there.
On Nov 6th , please cast your vote for Mark!