Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meet San Bernardino County Board of Education Candidate Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson, candidate for San Bernardino County Board of Education Area D, is an advocate for students’ success. Learn about how he will help them as a member of the County Board of Trustees by attending his campaign kickoff, Thursday, March 11 at the Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center.
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Corey Jackson, candidate for San Bernardino County Board of Education, Area D, will launch his campaign with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at the Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center.

“I will use this seat to help protect and restore funding to our schools that our children and teachers need to reach their highest potential,” Jackson said. “I want to make sure that San Bernardino County becomes a leader in innovation and excellence by providing the necessary resources for our children to graduate from high school ready for college, or employment above a minimum wage.”

Area D represents Rialto and San Bernardino City unified school districts, as part of a five-member governing board. This entity approves the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ annual budget and any real estate transactions it conducts. It is also an appeals board for any suspensions or expulsions rendered by local school districts.

Jackson, who graduated from Rialto High School and California State University, San Bernardino is a former member of the Rialto Unified School District Board of Trustees, and the California State University Board of Trustees.

He has served as state president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth & College Division, chair of the Rialto Beautification and Redevelopment Commission and member of the Rialto Parks and Recreation Commission.

The event hosts are State Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod; Rikke Van Johnson, mayor pro tem of San Bernardino; Deborah Robertson, Rialto City Council member; Joanne Gilbert, Rialto Unified School District board member; Hardy and Cheryl Brown, co-publishers of the Black Voice News; Carl Dameron of Dameron Communications; Kim Carter, president of Time For Change Foundation; Lizette Navarette; vice chair of a human relations commission; Raymond Delgado, Rialto science teacher; Christine Marquez, San Bernardino teacher: Lloyd Sheppard, Rialto math teacher, Roy Rogers, San Bernardino English teacher and Ernest Rhone IV, Rialto master (mentor) teacher.

To RSVP call Shannan Gonzales at (909) 888-0017.

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