Sue Ovitt, Chaffey Joint Union High School District board candidate

My name is Sue Ovitt and I am running for the Chaffey Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees. I have the experience our district needs because I am a businesswoman, community volunteer, educator, and mother.
As a businesswoman, I know how to balance a budget. In our company, I direct and oversee all of the finances. For 30 years, I have worked hard to ensure that our company has a balanced budget, with rainy day funds available. As a school board member, I will use my experience making conservative fiscal decisions and ensure that our district’s finances are operated as a well run business. I will fight wasteful spending and make sure our children’s classrooms have the resources they need.
I am deeply committed to our community, having served on the boards of many community-based organizations – from early childhood development with First 5 San Bernardino, to after-school activities for children at the Ontario-Montclair YMCA, to helping students receive scholarships through the Chaffey College Foundation. I will continue working hard to improve the quality of life for so many in our communities.
I have lived in the Chaffey District my entire life, having graduated from Chaffey High School where I met my husband, Gary Ovitt. I have a Lifetime Teaching Credential, and am a former educator. I know the district well, and believe I have the experience and expertise needed to be an asset to the Chaffey Board.
As a mother, I understand the concerns and desires of our district’s parents. Our daughter Amanda, a Nursing major at Azusa Pacific University, has taught me the importance of having strong relationships between schools, parents, and their children. As a board member, I will hold our district accountable to taxpayers; ensure that our schools are safe and equip every student with the greatest opportunities to succeed.
I am honored to have the endorsements of the Associated Chaffey Teachers, California School Employees Association, Ontario Police Officer’s Association and Ontario Professional Firefighters Association, as well as elected officials in Ontario, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana.
This November, I urge you to vote from the bottom of the ballot up. Local jurisdictions like school boards, water boards, and city councils make decisions that affect our daily lives more often than state or federal government officials. I hope I have earned your confidence. Please vote for Sue Ovitt for the Chaffey District Board of Trustees.