New candidates file for county school...

New candidates file for county school board seats vacated by incumb...

There are 6 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Aug 12, 2010, titled New candidates file for county school board seats vacated by incumb.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Trustees on six county school boards are not seeking re-election on Nov. 2, and several newcomers have come forward to fill those seats.

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The union army

Alviso, CA

#1 Aug 12, 2010
This article merely identified candidate Robert Chacanaca as "an educator." Come on, Sentinel, can't you provide fuller disclosure? A June 8, 2010 Sentinel article regarding Santa Cruz schools reaching an agreement with union classified workers contained comments from their "newly elected union president Robert Chacanaca."

This is obviously part of the countywide effort to stack school boards and city councils with union mouthpieces. One other example is Central Labor Council publicity agent Dan Dodge running for Watsonville's city council. The Sentinel needs to do a better job at revealing this effort at putting union foxes in charge of writing the menus at the taxpayers hen houses.
SCHOOLS PLUS

Ben Lomond, CA

#2 Aug 12, 2010
I have known Robert for thirty years and he has always been involved in education. Sent his kids to public school as I recall, I think Dan did too.
Public citizens trying to improve our community should receive our thanks and support, rather than the scorn of haters.
No wonder few want to serve as representatives.
Chacanaca conflict

AOL

#3 Aug 12, 2010
SCHOOLS PLUS wrote:
I have known Robert for thirty years and he has always been involved in education. Sent his kids to public school as I recall, I think Dan did too.
Public citizens trying to improve our community should receive our thanks and support, rather than the scorn of haters. No wonder few want to serve as representatives.
The problem is that Chacanaca is a teacher union president, wanting to serve on a school board which is supposed to provide checks and balances to the union. Chancanaca has an obvious conflict of interest when it comes to worker contracts. What part of that do you not understand? If Chacanaca wants to help improve the community, fine - volunteer at Loaves and Fishes, get appointed to a city commission, or get involved in any community activity which doesn't advance his career as a union leader.
statute of limitations

San Jose, CA

#4 Aug 12, 2010
Chacanaca? Wasn't that the name of the big pacific islander security dude from Santa Cruz High and Harbor High years ago? He was pissed when those kids rolled his golf cart down the hill.
The Smell of Coffee

Pleasanton, CA

#5 Aug 12, 2010
The Santa Cruz Sentinel will put up with anything that is printed on it.

The article did not list all the candidates running in this raise. I guess they wrote the article before yesterday's deadline.
Damari

AOL

#6 Sep 23, 2010
In Pajaro Valley's Area 7, La Selva Beach and Rio del Mar, Jeff Ursino is running. He lists his occupation as a business manager and parent.As a business manager he failed to follow policy and procedure, costing the bank a lawsuit and as a parent he didn't care about my daughters needs and safety. The voters have a right to know that his choices aren't good choices. Jeff claims to be the best choice for the children, how did he decide this? Just because no one is running against him doesn't mean he shold get the post, he needs to be voted in by the parents of PVUSD.

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