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Nov 04, 2014

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Bio- Martha McClatchie

Access to a strong public education is important to me and my family. Los Altos has great public schools and with great leadership, perseverance and commitment, the children of Los Altos will be better prepared for their roles in the 21st Century.

Please email me at: McClatchieLASD2014@gmail.com

Martha McClatchie has the Experience that Counts!

Local Community Volunteer Experience:

  • Member of League of Women Voters Los Altos-Mountain View Area
  • Los Altos Girl Scout Leader, active and current Service Unit 608 New Leader Advisor
  • Los Altos Kiwanis Club Director
  • Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation, current Treasurer and Board Member
  • Oak Elementary School PTA Treasurer and Financial Secretary (2007-2010)
  • Oak Elementary PTA Outstanding Service Award recipient
  • Los Altos Education Foundation (LAEF) contributor since 2007
  • Los Altos Leadership Education Advancement Program alum (2012)
  • Participant in LASD Educational Blueprint and BCS Long Term Strategy Sessions, 2011
  • Host of series of LASD/BCS parent meetings in 2011 focused on community harmony
  • AARP Tax Aide site councilor, Menlo Park (active since 2002)
  • Reading Partners Volunteer at Castro School Mountain View (since 2010)
  • Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents (PAMP) Club Membership Chair, Database Chair and VP Membership Operations (2004-2006)

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Director of Finance, Clarent Corporation
  • Audit Manager, General Electric Capital Corporation, Commercial Finance
  • Ernst & Young, audit division
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • BS, Business Administration from Boston University and member of Claflin Society

Who is Martha McClatchie?

  • Resident of Los Altos since 2007
  • Financial Executive with more than 25 years direct management experience
  • Passionate Community Volunteer
  • Married with three daughters in grades 3nd, 4rd and 7th, attended Oak Elementary School from 2004-2012 currently attending Bullis Charter School
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September 25, 2014

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Los Altos Town Crier Ad that ran this week September 23rd

Check out my ad in this week's Los Altos Town Crier

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September 18, 2014

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Measure N $150M Bond Measure- vote YES this November, provided you get more information

Here is the Bond Measure as well as the LASD website information  on Measure N.

The bond language as written is vague.  It has to be written that way to get passed.  That leaves us with a problem: Taxpayers are writing a check for $150 million to 5 people, the LASD Trustees.  Sure, the LASD board has amassed a worthy group of people (The Facilities Master Plan Advisory Committee)  who will work to prioritize the list of upgrades and capacity enhancements to existing sites, but their recommendations are only advisory to the Board.

The District's priority is finding a new school site, per the Superintendent's  Enrollment Growth Task Force Report.  The District is silent as to whether this new site will be for NEC children or BCS children, or both.  Enrollment is as high as it was in the 1970's however, there are 2 fewer campuses to house all the children.

My opinion on the Bond:  Vote Yes.  

Use the funds to purchase property and build a new school.  With remaining funds, make the upgrades and capacity enhancements to existing schools.

Who gets that new school site?  The five Trustees will have to work on that together, with key stakeholders, parents and community contributing to the conversation.  My vote would be for the neighborhood children that currently are being split to attend Almond, Covington and Santa Rita who are crossing El Camino 2x per day.  For safety sake, there should be a school located in the north of El Camino neighborhood.

I am looking forward to being part of the Trustee team.  Please vote for me in November for LASD Board of Trustees.

 

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September 13, 2014

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5 Year Agreement Between BCS and LASD

LASD BCS 5 Year Agreement

7/28/2014 the District and Bullis Charter School reached a 5 year facilities agreement.  Among the details of the Agreement included:  BCS & LASD agreed to drop litigation, agreed on an enrollment growth cap, and agreed on facilities location for the Charter School (Blach and Egan)

The end of litigation is huge, in that it means more budget available for Student programs.  District & Charter personnel can be focused on educating our children.

http://www.losaltos.k12.ca.us/District/News/6950-LASD-and-BCS-Approve-Final-Agreement.html

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September 11, 2014

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Los Altos Candidate Statement courtesy of KMTV15.org

Los Altos Candidate Statement courtesy of KMTV15.org

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September 10, 2014

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Why Students in the US need Common Core Math

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOOW0hQgVPQ#t=729

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September 9, 2014

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Los Altos Rotary Forum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_9HvvXMtZA

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August 27, 2014

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Bullis Boosters Summer Bridge Camp

Helping slow the summer slide with the BBSBC 2014!

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April 17, 2014

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Town Crier: First candidate declares for fall LASD board race

Town Crier April 16, 2014

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March 6, 2014

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Support great teachers making great schools

We all remember fondly our BEST Teachers. All teachers should be the BEST!

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March 6, 2014

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Support quality education for all kids

Each Child is Unique

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March 6, 2014

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Increase productive communication between LASD and Bullis Charter School (BCS)

This is a priority for our community

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