The school board for the county of San Bernardino has five members elected by areas and the superintendent is elected countywide. They help provide leadership in education for the more than 420,000 students in the county but have direct responsibility for less than 4,000 of them. A large portion of those students are under our Juvenile Justice system or other programs run directed by the county. In some circles there is discussion to dismantle the county department of education or the board because the superintendent is elected. I think those discussions are premature and it stems from the lack of drum major leadership from those elected. There are many services the county provide and can provide that individual districts cannot provide because of cost and the one area is in being a voice for education.
When the county speaks with one voice on the many problems facing us with one voice on solutions then improvement of all students will become a reality.
That brings me to Corey Jackson who is seeking to represent area D on the county board of education. To me Corey brings the kind of drum major leadership with energy and visionary thinking that will be a partnership with a superintendent who has a plan for the community. Corey knows how to work with and not against people. Corey knows how to work with a team of diverse people and that is needed on the board to include all students and staff. Corey has experience from serving as a student board member while a student in the Rialto School District.
He didn’t stop there as a student at California State University San Bernardino he was involved with student government and appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to represent students on the Board at Cal State.
This young enthusiastic man will be a unifying force on the board with ideas to help the elected superintendent accomplish the goal of serving all students in the county. Vote Corey Jackson for area D San Bernardino County Board of Education.
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