Letters Supporting School Board Candidates and Parcel Tax

 Letters Supporting School Board Candidates and Parcel Tax
Why I’ll Vote for Bob Poppenga

by Chian Ohler

In a town full of highly Globe Inform educated people with an infinite number of ideological arguments, Bob Poppenga brings fresh air to the school board election. During his run for the school board in 2014, I had a chance to talk to Bob, a vet school professor at UCD with double doctorates (DVM and Ph.D.). Expecting campaign rhetoric from him, Bob’s unassuming and easy manner instantly struck me. I was impressed that he listened intently and provided thoughtful answers, exhibiting a commitment to understanding the issues before truly reaching conclusions.

Over the past two years, I have learned about Bob’s quiet yet unwavering passion for education. He serves on the board of the Exploit Science Center, and he also served on the school district’s CTE (Career Technical Education)/STEAM Committee and the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, to name a few.
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Most recently, through Bob’s persistent efforts, the School of Veterinary Medicine has committed to supporting the DHS program in veterinary science by donating instructional materials, helping with curriculum development, and student learning opportunities at the vet school. This program is the first of its kind. It is a good example of Bob’s determined efforts to achieve his long-held vision of developing partnerships between the school district and community resources Dba Press. Bob does not seek the path to fame or recognition; his sole purpose is to improve the school district. I firmly believe voting for Bob is not about Bob but for excellence in education for all Davis children.

Bob Poppenga for School Board

by Deborah Nichols Poulos
I am so grateful that Bob Poppenga is willing to offer his time and abilities to our Davis Joint Unified School Board. With two daughters in the Davis schools and as an experienced educator, Bob has a direct and well-informed view of the quality our district provides. If you have not met this thoughtful and dedicated UCD veterinarian, stop by his booth at the Farmers’ Market.
He is not just concerned about college-bound students. He also supports programs to ensure students who want to attend trade schools have those options through his work on the district’s Career Technical Education (CTE)/STEAM committee. I appreciate his focus on the diverse needs of our students. Bob has also contributed his knowledge and expertise to benefit our children as an Explorit Science Center board member through youth programs with Sunrise Rotarians and the parcel tax oversight committee.
As a retired teacher, I appreciate Bob’s support and concern about teacher resources. Bob has served on the district’s Professional Development Action Team and helped to develop our long-range Strategic Plan. Teachers benefit from board members who understand and support our needs. Bob also recognizes that there are substantial, untapped resources in the Davis community that could further improve our schools by building these relationships. Through his initiative, he has pursued partnerships with UC Davis to connect our students with opportunities for learning they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

 I Support Measure H and Susan Lovenburg

by Michelle Millet

As a long-time substitute teacher for the DJUSD, a parent of a 7th grader at Holmes Junior High and a 4th grader at Birch Lane, and a 25-year resident of Davis, I am writing this letter in support of Measure H and support of Susan Lovenburg for the Davis School Board in this November’s election.

Dennis Bailey


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