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Roseville City School DistrictCandidate for Board Member4 Year Term

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Julie Constant

Parent/Business Woman
21,266 votes (38.93%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safeguard Roseville City School District’s excellent standards
  • Bring more resources into the classroom
  • Listen to parents’ concerns, and facilitate communications between the School Board, our city governments, and our neighborhood residents

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small Busiinesswoman/Parent
Board Trustee, Campbell Union School District — Elected position (2011–2015)

Education

West Valley College Associate of Arts (AA), Liberal Arts & Humanities (current)

Biography

Raising 5 Children
I have 15 year old twins, Alexandra and Amanda, 13 year old twins, Peter and Samantha, and a 10 year old daughter, Sydney. They are students at Oakmont High, Chilton Middle, and Fiddyment Farms Elementary Schools.

Each of my children learn in different ways, and over the years we have learned how to provide them the type and level of resources to learn in their own, unique way. Just as we need to provide for all children in our community.

My children have attended public, charter, and private schools, giving me multiple perspectives in which to bring to school board discussions and to base my decisions upon.

Small Businesswoman
My husband and I have owned several businesses over many years. Currently, I am a fundraising consultant, working with schools, churches, and other nonprofit organizations.

School Board Experience
In our prior community, I was elected twice to serve on an elementary school district board. CUSD is a PreK-8 school district that includes parts of 6 cities in Santa Clara County. Our teachers educated more than 7,600 students, plus 560 preschoolers, annually in 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, a Home School program and district-operated preschools.

During my tenure we balanced our $85 million budget each year – even in the middle of the Great Recession – while at the same time increasing our district’s API scores. Together, with our teachers, parents, and staff, we provided an education beyond the expected, educated individual students to their highest potential, and ensured that they were prepared to succeed. Whether it was our Dual-Language Immersion school, Parent Participation school, or traditional schools, we prepared our students for college and career success and to be globally competitive in the workplace.

Throughout my terms on the school board, I worked diligently on personal development in order to better prepare myself for my tasks as a board member. I’m proud that I completed the Masters in Governance program, which equips board members and superintendents with the knowledge and skills needed to build and support an effective governance structure. These are the core governance principles that have made the program the standard for board member professional development across the country.

Community Volunteer
My family and I have dedicated our lives to public service. We have taught our children by example that being a member of the community means working for the good of the entire community. We give our time, talents, and treasure to ensure our community grows strong together.

My husband and I have both previously served in public office, and since moving to Roseville we have immersed ourself in the community we now call home. All of our children are involved in numerous school activities, recreational and competitive sports, and both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

I have personally volunteered in the following capacities:

  • Chilton Middle School Site Council
  • Oakmont High Cheer Booster Board
  • Oakmont High Cheer Booster Fundraising Chair
  • Oakmont High Cheer Team Mom
  • Oakmont High Cheer Team Manager
  • School Office Volunteer – Rolling Hills Middle
  • Roseville Boy Scout Troop 1 Committee Member
  • Roseville Boy Scout Troop 1 Fundraising Chair
  • Roseville Boy scout Troop 1 Volunteer Coordinator
  • Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor
  • PTA President
  • PTA Vice President
  • PTA Board
  • PTA Pumpkin Walk Chair
  • PTA Silent Auction Chair
  • PTA Fundraising Chair
  • PTA School Wear Chair
  • PTA Membership Chair
  • Classroom Volunteer – Lynhaven Elementary, Rolling Hills Middle, Fiddyment Farms Elementary
  • Campbell Union School District Board Trustee 2010-2015
  • Little League Team Mom
  • Public School Parent
  • Charter School Parent
  • Private School Parent

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Ron Bonhagen Sr. – Planning Commissioner
  • Dr. Lisa Gonzales-Schoennauer – School Superintendent
  • Dr. Eric Andrew – School Superintendent

Elected Officials (29)

  • Evan Low – State Assemblyman
  • Scott Leslie – Sierra College Board of Trustees President
  • Ramona Snyder – Arts Commissioner
  • Phil Reynolds Jr. – Planning Commissioner
  • Danielle Cohen – School Board President
  • Michael Snyder – School Board Trustee & Teacher
  • Julie Reynolds-Grabbe – School Board Trustee
  • Micah Ali – School Board President
  • Matthew Dean – High School Board Trustee
  • Kalen Gallagher – High School Board Trustee & Former Teacher
  • Juliet Tiffany-Morales – Former School Board Trustee
  • Leah Read – Former School Board Trustee
  • Darcie Green – County Board of Education Trustee
  • Bill Halldin – Sierra College Board Trustee
  • Chuck Page – Former Mayor & Councilmember
  • A Curtis Wright – Former Vice Mayor & Councilmember
  • Kansen Chu – State Assemblyman
  • Jim Cunneen – Former State Assemblyman
  • Abel Maldonado – Former Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Mike Wasserman – County Supervisor
  • Jason Baker – Mayor
  • Magdalena Carrasco – City Councilmember
  • Charles Chappie Jones – City Councilmember
  • Paul Resnikoff – City Councilmember
  • Johnny Khamis – City Councilmember
  • Jim Reed – Former Mayor & Councilmember
  • Pete Constant – Former City Councilmember
  • Madison Nguyen – Former Vice Mayor
  • Chris Constantin – Former College Board Trustee

Individuals (5)

  • Doyle Christensen – Woodcreek High Parent/Former Troop 1 Scoutmaster
  • Latrisha McAdams – Silverado Middle School/Troop 1 Parent
  • Pam Robertson – Roseville High Parent
  • Deborah Levenstein – Roseville High/Troop 1 Parent
  • Lisa Galley – Chilton Middle School Parent

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Answer from Julie Constant:

Part of California’s education-funding formula, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), allows for more locally based decision-making to respond to the community’s educational needs. The plans describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.

Roseville City School District should fully engage parents, educators, employees and the community to continually update our LCAP plans.

RCSD board members and administrators should increase the number of meetings with parents, pupils, school personnel, neighbors, and business and community leaders to elicit local input and identify which of the State’s Eight Priorities are the most important to our own community. Additionally, RCSD must increase the community participation by aggressively publicizing these meetings and going out to the communities we will seek input from.

Once these priorities are established, the board and administration should concentrate all efforts in pursuit of these goals.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Why I’m Running

I am passionate about ensuring the success of our schools and our children.

As a mother of five children, I understand that children learn and comprehend in different ways. My experience working with private, charter and public schools, as well as my experience as a twice elected school board trustee, provide me broad perspective. As a small business owner, I understand budgeting and the need to produce results.

Active in schools for many years, I have served as the President of an elementary school PTA, as V.P. for two years, Membership Chair, Fundraising Chair, school site council, parent booster clubs, and have worked as a classroom volunteer.

As a School Board Trustee, I will safeguard Roseville City School District’s excellent standards, work hard to bring more resources into the classroom, listen to parents’ concerns, and facilitate communications between the School Board, our city governments, and our neighborhood residents so that decisions are made with our children and families as the first priority.

My family has dedicated our lives to public service. I work hard for our children every day, and will continue to do so.

I ask for your vote.

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