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For Immediate Release

Davis, CA – Thursday, – Davis School Board Trustee Alan Fernandes announces his intent to file for election for the Davis School Board this November.

“I am excited to share my desire to continue my service on the Davis School Board and announce my candidacy for the DJUSD Board of Trustees this November. Specifically, I am proud of my service on the Board thus far of restoring trust and establishing a governance culture that focuses on the well being of every child. During my tenure as the President of the Davis School Board last year, I was proud to lead the newly elected school board into a culture of trust, and governance focusing on improving the well being of every child by doing things such as increasing school nurses and counselors. In addition, during my leadership of the Board, we also increased transparency and community outreach by establishing regular Board office hours and assigning each Trustee with liaison responsibilities with each school site and community throughout the district. Now as a member of the board governance team I am committed to the issues we have identified to focus on closing the achievement gap, issues concerning equity, and strong fiscal responsibility.”

“I was appointed originally to fill a vacancy that was created when a trustee resigned from the Board regarding a matter concerning a conflict of interest. Once appointed I immediately focused on improving the district’s policies on mediation and conflict of interest and am committed to continuing this work. Because state law requires an election for an appointed position where over half the term remained, I stood for election in November of 2014 and ran un-opposed. Having served just over 2 years on the Board, I believe there is still much work to focus on relating to transparency, and bringing additional focus to issues concerning equity and improving our schools for the well being of every child, irrespective of age, gender, or background.”

“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting more community members, and tackling challenges we face as a district toward the betterment of our public education system in Davis.”

A partial list of Alan’s endorsements include, Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, Both Yolo County Supervisors representing Davis (and former Davis school board members) Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, and Mayor Pro Tem Brett Lee, Councilmembers Lucas Frerichs, Rochelle Swanson, and Will Arnold.