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Congratulations to Mr. Sanchez and Mr. Hackney

It's time to move on.

The voters have spoken and now it is time to move on. 

I want to thank everyone who worked for my candidacy and everyone who trusted me with their vote. I promise to continue to fight to bring STEM to our schools; transparency to our district's business dealings; and increased parent involvement. Most importantly, I will keep working for our kids to improve their educational opportunities. They will need every advantage we can give them to be prepared to inherit the world we are leaving them.

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Ben November 07, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Sorry you didn't win Mr. White; you should have.
Lloyd White November 07, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Ben, Thank you. I am disappointed but I am not discouraged. I've learned there are many parents who agree with what I've been trying to accomplish. Every road block or set back I experience with our school district over the years makes me more determined. Many parents are discouraged by the results of the election. They feel voters have given our state and federal government approval to repeatedly increase taxes with no limitations on spending. We see a future of unlimited debt and taxation. Many I've spoken with today are ready to give up. The problem is, I can't give up on my kids. The election results makes it even more important that we provide our kids the best chance to succeed. Our future depends on their success. I plan to focus on bringing a 6th grade STEM program to Beaumont by the beginning of next year. If Yucaipa is able to do this in one year with minimal additional funding, there's no reason Beaumont can't. I'll also work on getting my daughter acceptance to Mesa Verde's program in case our school board is unwilling to make this happen. I hope to organize parents, who have offered their support for a STEM program. I'll go this alone if I have to but if I have a group of parents willing to attend select critical board meetings to support me along the way, there is a higher chance for success. Please tell anyone who wants to work with me to make this vision a reality, please send me an email at OurFocusOurKids@gmail.com. Thanks again for your support.
Sheri Davis November 08, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Thank you Lloyd for your efforts. At least Mark Orozco and Nancy Gall are gone. I was hoping that Wayne Hackney would have lost as well, because he drones on only about the high school teams, instead about what actually goes on inside the classrooms. He's got it completely backwards, and that's sad for a retired educator. I've had dealings with Mark, Nancy and Wayne - the latter face to face. Nancy used to be my eldest child's teacher at Chavez Elementary from K-3. Nancy has a lot of issues going on, one of them a clear lack of patience when it comes to kids. Wayne refused to take my complaints seriously when my (same) child was being bullied at BHS during her sophomore year. I am glad that I am not the only one that sees things for what they are in BUSD. Again, thank you.
Pam Lindgren November 12, 2012 at 05:34 PM
"No Matter who wins,we must redouble our efforts to close gaps in Opportunity and Achievement." -Kati Haycock,President, The Education Trust.

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