San Mateo County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
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Achievements & Goals

By Doug Finlay

Candidate for Governing Board Member; Redwood City School District

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The Redwood City Elementary School District made good progress during my first term as Trustee. Test scores improved at every school. We reduced class size. We passed the first bond issue in 50 years, raising $44 million to renovate our schools. We formed a new school for academically gifted students; it has the highest test scores in either San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties. We designated all of our schools as magnet schools, giving our students the ability to choose the school that best meets their needs. We sponsored a new charter high school that starts classes this fall.

But we still need to do more. I want to see our test scores continue to improve. We need to do a better job of preparing our students for high school. We need to work more closely with the Sequoia High School District to cut the dropout rate. Olivia Martinez, Don Gibson, and Lorraine Rumley would bring new faces to the Sequoia High School District Board, and I believe we can work with them very effectively.

I wish to thank the voters of Redwood City for their support during the past four years, and for their approval of our school bond. I ask for your vote for another term of innovative leadership.

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