Poway Unified School District
Special Board Meeting


Superintendent's Messages

November 5, 2014

I think there's no higher calling in terms of a career than public service, which is a chance to make a difference in people's lives and improve the world. 
~ Jack Lew, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 

The elections results are in. Beginning in December we will have three new members on the PUSD Board of Education. Congratulations to Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff, Charles Sellers and T.J. Zane. I look forward to working with our new Board to support continuing improvement in student performance and maintaining PUSD’s standards for excellence. 

Please join me in thanking candidates Marc Davis, Jeannie Foulkrod, Todd Gutschow, Katie Newbanks, Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff, John P. Riley, Charles Sellers and T.J. Zane for their willingness to run for elected office and take on the tremendous responsibility of ensuring our 35,000 students are provided with the best possible opportunities to succeed in school, at work, and as members of our community. 

Tom Ridge, the former Governor of Pennsylvania, has observed, “We are all called to serve as long as we call ourselves free.” Heartfelt appreciation to outgoing Board members Penny Ranftle, Marc Davis and Todd Gutschow for their tireless dedication to students, staff and families. During their combined 32 years of service to our District, Penny, Marc and Todd have always been passionate advocates for doing what’s right for kids and have been instrumental in supporting the growth and ongoing excellence of our District. 

John P. Collins 

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identification, mental or physical disability. All course offerings, student clubs, and extracurricular activities are open to all students. For more information, please contact Tracy Hogarth, Associate Superintendent, Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

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