Six candidates vie for two Rialto Unified school board seats
|By Beau Yarbrough, San Bernardino County Sun, Calif.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Six candidates are vying for two seats on the school board. Only one incumbent's name will be appearing on the
Her fellow incumbent,
"For two years, I was hammered and destroyed," Montes wrote in an
Also on the ballot are returning candidate Eoma
"I care very deeply, about families and their kids. The schools are not run the way it's supposed to be, the district's not run the way it's supposed to," Harris said on
She previously ran for the board in 2012.
Houston, a 25-year insurance broker and local
"Because of that, I said, hey, I need to get involved, I need to go to more meetings," Houston said in July. "Everybody has a responsibility and if they do what they're supposed to do, here in
Olinger worked in the district as a teacher and principal before serving as a school board member and member of the
"During my 34 years in the district as a teacher and principal, the RUSD was the envy of surrounding school districts," Olinger wrote in an email earlier this week. "Families moved to
"The time that I've spent at the board meetings over the last two and a half years, I saw the focus was taken away from where it should be, which is on the kids," Silva said
Walker is the president and CEO of the
Gilbert's and Montes' school board seats aren't the only ones in play: A group calling themselves "Recall Ayala/Martinez 2014" are attempting to oust sitting board members
Recall organizers blame the pair (and Gilbert, who was not eligible for recall as her term was almost up) for their alleged support of former superintendent
The group has until
Senior managers gone
But no matter what the voters do, the district has had major turnover of its managers in the past year.
It began with Superintendent
Cebrun was just the first of a wave of senior district officials leaving.
Associate Superintendent of Personnel
Associate Superintendent of Educational Services
And finally, Wallace will be retiring at the end of September.
Once that happens, interim superintendent
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