Independent real estate appraiser and investor for ten years Dena Betti is one of five candidates vying for three seats on the Martinez Unified School District school board. Betti is president of the Morello Park Elementary School PTA and has served on the district facilities and Measure B committees. Two of her daughters attend Morello and her eldest daughter attends Martinez Junior High School.
As school board member, Betti says she would promote an environment in which all stakeholders enjoy equal consideration and each student's academic and social development is supported in a fiscally prudent manner.
I believe that when people come together great things can happen. I believe by getting involved and being creative, we can make our children’s educational experience innovative and rewarding. Let’s get someone on the board who understands our school’s day to day challenges; as parents, we live with these challenges every day through our children. We need this perspective on the board.
1. Keep a balance between the needs of our staff and the needs of our students.
2. Pursue the extension of our city's Parcel Tax.
3. As defined in the language of Measure K, we will need to work collectively to prioritize the "needs" of our district so we reach all students equally and invest the bond money in the most prudent and thoughtful way possible.
What do you think the priorities for the Martinez Unified School District should be? Share your thoughts in the comments.