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I am thrilled to seek re-election for the San Juan Unified School District Board of Education. I am a proud product of successful public schools. I graduated from Mira Loma High School before attending the University of California, Berkeley. I was raised by a single-mother with an 8th grade education, and together we worked hard to make ends meet. I personally know the impact that a good school, good teachers, and good counselors have on becoming a successful adult.

In my first term as a member of the SJUSD Board of Education, I helped lead the passage of Measure P, the largest K-12 school bond on the ballot. This bond has allowed us to re-build our aging facilities to ensure that our students are in top-notch schools for a top-notch education, all at the lowest possible cost to our neighbors and communities. Additionally, we have significantly increased access to our rigorous academic programs for all students, and increased the number of counselors, social workers, and other direct student supports to improve outcomes for our students. I am dedicated to ensuring that all of our students have what they need to be successful adults and find gainful employment or attend a community or 4-year college.

I have enjoyed fighting for all of our students over the last four years, and with your help, I look forward to four more years! 

In Partnership,
Paula Villescaz

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