Education is about opportunity. Our students have the opportunity to learn how to think and to grow into productive members of our community.
Teachers, administrators, and support personnel need to be provided the respect that comes with their great responsibility to provide that opportunity. We must seek the input of parents, other community members, and the students in maintaining and improving upon the great work that has already begun to create the best opportunity for the wonderful diversity that forms our communities.
The Pomona Unified employees persevered in the face of a massive lay-off that was, thankfully, rescinded. The employees, students, and parents of Pomona and Diamond Bar deserve a board that will not make hasty decisions that harm the students and employees of the district. We deserve a board that will ensure that the various people involved in the educational process are included in the decision making process. We need a board that will support the opportunity that school provides and ensures the respect that everyone deserves.
As a teacher, I know the issues surrounding education and am able to ask questions about the budget and programs of the district and understand them from an educational perspective. As a parent, I want to ensure that every child has the best opportunity to succeed. As a community member, I want to promote Pomona and Diamond Bar by providing the best trained students who will be ready to jump into whatever career or college they want to attend.
I have been endorsed by the teachers, the AFL-CIO, and the Pomona Valley Democratic Club. Please join them in supporting my campaign, and vote Hank Mollet on Nov. 3.