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I have formally announced my candidacy for the Chaffey Joint Unified High School District. It is time for the next generation to represent the communities of Fontana, Montclair, Ontario and Rancho Cuccamonga.

I am a resident of the area for over 35 years.

Graduate of Chaffey High School, Chaffey College and UC Riverside.

Passed the CBST test in 2006

I currently am an inventory processor for a warehouse in Upland. In my spare time I write political commentary for various blogs across Southern California.

My goals as board member are the following:

  1. Increased trades education and partnerships with organizations and schools to help get our students into these opportunities. Perhaps work with the carpenters union in Ontario, get more guest speakers at our high schools about other various fields such as computer networking, air conditioner repair and cooking to name some other fields. I want our young people successful and productive.
  2. Offer options for students to utilize a digital version of textbooks instead of taking home the book at home depending if the textbook vendors have digital versions available. Students could use the family PC or a tablet to view the books. This is also implemented in the Chino Unified district.
  3. Schools with high traffic congestion should consider staggering their start times so traffic would even out throughout the day. It is one way we can maximize our school sites and make it easier for parents and community members to navigate through the neighborhood. Medical studies have shown that middle and high school students should start school later in the day. Perhaps we could have juniors and seniors start their day at the second period and end with the seventh period as an example. Students who have activities such as marching band would still follow a conventional schedule as well.
  4. Over 60% of the Measure P bond money is still available. I support prudent expenditure of the funds so the money people pay in their property taxes is spent well. This money should last us for the next 16 years at the earliest. Since we borrowed 848 million over 40 years we should not be coming back to property owners for more money for another generation later. I want to be your taxpayer advocate to make sure the money is there for many years.

 

Unofficial Ballot Statement to Voters

It is unfortunate that ballot statements for the school district I am running for costs over five thousand dollars. If I had the money to have the statement published this is what I would have submitted to the voters.

Matthew Munson           Age 36                   Bookstore Worker

I am a 35 year plus resident of the district, graduated from Chaffey High School and UC Riverside.

Now is the time for the community to consider voting in the next generation to take a seat on the governing board of our school district. My vision is to promote better school to career outcomes for our students. We need more relationships with the businesses and industries that serve our region so we can get our students ready for the working world. It is noble that the district is making it easier for students to get into colleges and universities, but we need to make it easier for our students to get into trade schools and other vocational programs as well.

I want to make sure the Measure P funds last for the next generation and establish 8 year plans to figure out how the money will be spent for our students and staff in those schools. We borrowed almost a billion dollars and we need to make sure this investment is sustainable where we do not end up asking for more money for a very long time to respect the taxpayers who pay the bond off.

I advocate for having our district audited by an outside agency or firm so we can make sure district resources are not abused. It may not be evident here, but other districts in the region have had problems.

You can visit my site at munsoncampaign.org or email me at munson2014@outlook.com. Thank You for reading.

Apperances

I will be attending community events across the district. I would like to know your concerns as a parent, business owner, taxpayer, educator or whatever community you may be a part of. If I do not know what the people are wanting for their school district then how can we make it better?

On the right side of the website you can find a listing of my events and appearances.