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2016 Ballot Statement of Jim Reardon
Capistrano Unified School District Governing Board – Area 2

As your school board Vice-President, I am able to see past the rhetoric of educational insiders to protect our students and schools. I favor classroom reform, school choice, local control, program innovation, and fair taxation.

In 2012, I promised never to vote for a tax increase. I vigorously oppose CUSD's $889 million bond, a measure on this ballot that will triple-tax Mello-Roos areas and unfairly burdens younger communities. If reelected, I will guard against abuse of this enormous $1.8 billion local tax measure.

As a parent, engineer, active business owner and founder of a successful nonprofit school for students with autism, I will fight to:

    Limit future tax rates by minimizing CUSD debt
    Raise quality of education for all students including those with disabilities
    Increase enrichment, vocational, and sports opportunities for students, and
    Open news schools to serve Esencia and surrounding Ranch areas on time.

Reelect me, Jim Reardon, to your school board.

www.votereardon.com
james.m.reardon@gmail.com


2012 Ballot Statement of Jim Reardon
Capistrano Unified School District Governing Board – Area 2


The current CUSD Board of Trustees has reduced the school year, cut teachers and increased class size. We can’t afford another “all cuts” budget. Now more than ever, our school board must focus on education and not union contracts that protect senior staff.

A change in leadership is needed. Together we can put students first.

I’m a parent, engineer, active business owner, and a founder of a successful educational non-profit. I am able to see past the heated rhetoric of education insiders to protect our students and schools. I favor classroom reform, school choice, local control, and program improvement.

I will fight for:

     Smaller class sizes,
     A quality education for all students, and
     Retention of enrichment, vocational and sports programs.

Your tax dollars cannot be wasted. I promise never to vote for a tax increase or extension. We pay enough tax and Mello-Roos assessments already.

To improve transparency between CUSD and community, we will begin broadcasting our school board meetings. Parents have a right to know how decisions are being made.

Elect me, Jim Reardon, to your school board.

www.votereardon.com

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