Peninsula Elections 2020: Palos Verdes Unified School District Candidates 4 candidates, 2 seats

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Aura Imbarus

Educator and Author

Top 3 Priorities

  • Full transparency on budget.
  • Focus on students’ excellency.
  • Physical and emotional health for students and staff

Linda D. Reid

Incumbent/College Admissions Advisor

Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue the trend of balancing the district budget through smart thoughtful budgeting decisions.
  • Return our students safely to the classroom post-COVID, as soon as possible. Ensure academic intervention for struggling students, particularly in light of Covid-19 and lack of access to the classroom environment.
  • Continue to provide breadth and depth of academic coursework to ensure PVPUSD remains one of California’s top performing districts in terms of student achievement

Joseph DiLeva

Principal of Walnut Park STEM Academy

Taught  kindergarten through community college in schools ranging from a small town in Central Valley of California to Los Angeles. As a principal he uses technology and other innovative resources to create relevance and inspire students to follow their passions. Source:

Jeff Frankel

Business Consultant

Top 3 Priorities

  • Open our schools safely, reimagine the delivery of education in a post covid world.
  • Inspire all students to reach their full potential, including, special Needs, struggling and GATE.
  • Committed to maintaining balanced budgets as achieved in 2019 and 2020 (member of the PVPUSD Budget Advisory Committee).



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