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Butte County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Griffin

Candidate for
Board Member; Chico Unified School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: School Readiness Coordinator, First 5 of Butte County
  • 1988 Graduate CSU Chico, Magna Cum Laude
  • Hold CA Professional Clear Credentials to teach Social Science & English
  • 2000-07 headed Butte Co. Foster Care Licensing
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children in Butte Co.
  • Married 27 years; spouse Barry L. Griffin
  • Mother of 2 successful CUSD graduates, Miranda and Graham
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Before leaving Grade 3, all children will be successful readers.
  • Ensure safe and clean school facilities that instill pride.
  • Promote a school culture in which learners and teachers can thrive.
Key Endorsements
  • Chico Unified Teachers Association
  • Maureen Kirk, Butte County Supervisor
  • Women Organized to Win
Position Papers
Public education is at a crossroads. Many children are failing to achieve success. Now is the time to act.
The No Child Left Behind Act needs to be reexamined. It has left in its wake children who are uninspired and teachers who are demoralized. We must get back on track and restore the joy to learning.
Before leaving Grade 3, all children will be successful readers.
If we take the steps necessary to ensure that children are capable of reading before they leave third grade, many of the later difficulties which lead to students dropping out can be avoided.
Preparing students for college is great, but what about those other kids?
Focusing a disproportionate amount of our resources on strictly academics, we do a disservice to those children with other talents.
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