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ANOTHER SWEEP! HANACEK, HOLLOWAY AND PRITCHARD PREVAIL!

 

While we are still taking in the ramifications of this election, we are surely celebrating the tremendous victory CUSD had in the Trustee race!  Despite a concerted effort by the opposition, the margin of victory was particularly sweet with the following final numbers:


Amy Hanacek defeated Wendy Shrove by a margin of 18.4%


Patricia Holloway trounced Laura Ferguson by a margin of 14.2%


Gary Pritchard triumphed over Jake Vollebregt by about 5%.

 

Once again, the teachers made the difference. When we consider that Measure M lost due to the efforts of those who opposed our candidates, it is quite a tribute to the credibility of teachers within this community that our candidates did so well. In fact, the goal of the opposition was to use Measure M to take control of our School Board, and once again we prevailed.



Local CUSD School Board Elections

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Teachers And Parents Support Pritchard, Hanacek, Holloway For Capistrano Unified School Board

Amy HanacekGary Pritchard Patrica Holloway
District 1District 5 District 3




Re-Elect Amy Hanacek for Capistrano School Board- Trustee Area #1


Proven advocate for local control and fiscal responsibility

  • Reduced Mello-Roos tax assessments by $81 million districtwide through prepayment, refinance and termination
  • Expanded rigorous educational program, including (STEAM) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math
  • Championed facilities equity among all schools in Capistrano Unified

Amy Hanacek earns straight A’s from Capistrano Unified Teachers


A+ Support of area schools, including San Clemente High School, listed in Newsweek’s top 500 high schools across the nation
A+ Fiscal responsibility and accountability by voting to establish Citizen’s Oversight & Advisory Commission
A+ Commitment to safety of students and provision of a 21st Century educational environment with facilities that are improved across the District.

       

 

Re-elect Gary Pritchard for Capistrano School Board – Trustee Area #5


Proven Leadership, Innovation and Vision

 

  • Supported academic achievement: Aliso Niguel High School listed in Newsweek’s top 500 high schools across the nation
  • Reduced Mello-Roos tax assessments by $81 million districtwide through prepayment, refinance and termination
  • Championed facilities equity among all schools in Capistrano Unified

 

Gary Pritchard earns straight A’s from Capistrano Unified Teachers


A+ Expanded career technical education classes (CTE) at high schools such as medical training, engineering, Cisco IT lab (SCHS) and culinary arts (DHHS)
A+ Created Capistrano’s first STEM program (science, technology, engineering, math) for Aliso Niguel High School, DJAMS, and DJAES to  provide innovative career paths to prepare graduates for the 21st century
A+ Opened Orange County’s public school’s first Chinese Mandarin Immersion School