We believe that Mario Saucedo is uniquely qualified to take our already strong school district to greater success.
He has identified room for improvement in vocational training opportunities, whole family engagement and language education.
He has identified partnerships the school district can forge with local businesses to prepare students with a wide range of aspirations for success after high school.
He has identified partnerships to maximize the use of facilities to benefit the whole community.
He has identified voices in the student body that are not being equally represented.
He knows the special education program must be held to higher standards, and is personally invested in finding a path to improvement.
And he knows that success in school starts with opportunities and health in homes and neighborhoods.
We have in the offering candidates homogeneous to the board we have (with the exception of Richard Haller, whom we also recommend, because we believe it’s important the board have representation from Highland). We can’t be greater if we stay the same.
What we need is a board member that offers diversity of perspective, that supplements the rest of the board. The goal should be to keep rising.
As a third-generation Redlander and a product of the Redlands Unified School District, as a parent and a grandparent of RUSD students, as a more than 20-year community advocate who has been honored repeatedly for bringing positive change to the youth and to the families of Redlands, Saucedo has more than earned your support.
His history includes serving as chairman of the North Redlands Visioning Committee, board member of the Redlands Community Foundation, commissioner of the Housing Authority of San Bernardino, and board member of YouthHope. His tenure on the Housing Authority has given him experience managing million dollar budgets. He is a 29-year employee of the city of Redlands of Water Department, and currently works as a crew leader.
He says he loves this community, and a lifetime of action has demonstrated so.
There is simply no other candidate who can improve the educational experience in Redlands the way Mario Saucedo can, and we enthusiastically recommend he get your vote Tuesday.
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