Wednesday, November 08, 2006
New Haven Unified School District voters elected Gwen Estes and Gertrude Gregorio to seats on the Board of Education in Tuesday's election.
Ms. Estes was the leading vote-getter, receiving 25.1 percent of the vote to win a fourth consecutive term on the five-member governing board. A Union City resident who teaches at the Alameda County Office of Education's Hayward Community School, she has served on the school board since 1994.
Mrs. Gregorio, a Union City resident who serves as Dean of Adapted Learning and Disabled Services at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, finished second in the field of six candidates, receiving 24.6 percent of the vote. She will fill the seat being vacated by retiring Board President Barbara Aro-Valle.
Complete results, as reported by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters: Gwen Estes 4,409 votes (25.09%), Gertrude Gregorio 4,324 votes (24.61%), Sarabjit Cheema 2,604 votes (14.82%), Anne Williams 2,484 votes(14.14%), Phil Crosby 2,324 votes (13.23%), Atul Mitra 1,397 votes (7.95%), Write-in candidates 29 votes (0.17%)
New Haven Community Forum Meets Tonight
The New Haven Community Forum, designed to give parents and the community access to information and an opportunity to contribute their ideas, will meet for the first time tonight.
The meeting will be at Alvarado Middle School, 31604 Alvarado Blvd., starting at 7 p.m.
The Forum is one of a series of initiatives to come out of the District's Strategic Plan, crafted last year by more than 150 students, parents, teachers, classified employees, administrators and other members of the community and approved earlier this year by the Board of Education. One of the five strategies called for in the Plan is to create effective internal and external communications to build trust by involving members of the staff and community in the decision-making process.
Tonight's meeting will be hosted by Superintendent Dr. Pat Jaurequi. All New Haven students, parents, employees and community members are invited to attend.