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About Jerry Rindone

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RIC_4125A good leader needs to be open, available, and willing to not only hear the voices of constituents, but take them into consideration when making decision.  My method of operation has always been to openly communicate with others.  It has been the hallmark of my time on the San Diego County Board of Education and will continue to be a focus as a trustee on the San Diego County Board of Education.

 

The function of a county board is different from a local district board of education.  Therefore, it’s essential for both to exist.  School districts in San Diego County with fewer students rely heavily on the San Diego County Office of Education for support in many roles, including information technology, professional development, ESL programs and students with special needs.  The county also offers separate programs to students with special needs, foster students, and to those students who have been detained in Juvenile detention facilities.  With the sheer size of the State of California, one of the functions of the county board is to provide consistency across all of the districts within that county and allows county superintendents to collaborate, share, and become spokespersons at the state level.

 

Jerry Rindone has been elected to the County of San Diego Board of Education – District 2 previously in 2008 and held the position for four years. He is an Experienced Educational Leader with over 40 years as a teacher, administrator, principal and member of the San Diego County Board of Education. He has served the San Diego County Community for 38 years as a Chula Vista City Council Member, a leader with the SANDAG Transportation Committee, the Chamber of Commerce and the Scripps Hospital Board. Jerry’s Commitment to Educational Leadership will bring the Lifelong Experience We Need and the Unquestioned Integrity We Deserve.

To learn more and to donate to Jerry Rindone’s campaign, visit jerryrindone.com.

 

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The annual budget for 2015-16 for the San Diego County Office of Education was more than $591 million dollars.  The San Diego County Office of Education supports 42 elementary and secondary school districts with over 500,000 students.  The County office of Education helps save districts money by centralizing services and training educators.  As a board member, I will have responsibility for approving the annual county office budget.  I have exhibited fiscal responsibility in my actions and votes with San Diego County Board of Education during my last four year term.  I will always review the budget to ensure there is no redundancy of programs and that money is being spent to most directly impact the largest number of students possible.  I will work tirelessly to ensure that our San Diego County Court Schools are appropriately staffed and maintain a quality instruction program with a pupil-teacher ratio to fully address the needs of our most challenged students.  I fought for this during my last term on the San Diego County Board of Education and was successful.

 

As a member of the Chula Vista City Council, I served as the representative to the SANDAG Transportation Committee, served as Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit System, Chairman of the MTS Budget Development Committee, and played a key role in strengthening the relationship  between schools and local government.

 

 

Jerry Rindone has been elected to the County of San Diego Board of Education – District 2 previously in 2008 and held the position for four years. He is an Experienced Educational Leader with over 40 years as a teacher, administrator, principal and member of the San Diego County Board of Education. He has served the San Diego County Community for 38 years as a Chula Vista City Council Member, a leader with the SANDAG Transportation Committee, the Chamber of Commerce and the Scripps Hospital Board. Jerry’s Commitment to Educational Leadership will bring the Lifelong Experience We Need and the Unquestioned Integrity We Deserve.

To learn more and to donate to Jerry Rindone’s campaign, visit jerryrindone.com.

Jerry Rindone has dedicated his life to public service.  After graduating from Chula Vista High School and receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at San Diego State University, Jerry began teaching high school in his home town, Chula Vista.  From 1997-2007, Jerry served as Principal at Hilltop High School where he was named “Principal of the Year” in 1999 , and “Outstanding Administrator of the Year” in 2002 and 2006.  Under Jerry’s leadership, Hilltop High School achieved the coveted designation of “California Distinguished High School” in 2005.

 Jerry’s leadership and administrative skills led him to a life of engagement with his local government.  After serving on the City Parks and Recreation Commission and the Chula Vista Library Board of Trustees,  Jerry was elected to the Chula Vista City Council in 1990, and was re-elected in 1994.  In 2000, seeing his city in need of experienced leadership, Jerry was elected to serve two additional terms on the Chula Vista City Council, where he served as the representative to the SANDAG Transportation Committee, served as Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit System, Chairman of the MTS Budget Development Committee, and played a key role in strengthening the relationship  between schools and local government.

Jerry served four years as an elected member of the San Diego County Board of Education, where he continued to pursue his passion for improving the quality of education in San Diego.  As a leader on the Board, Jerry  utilized public-private partnerships with local businesses to fund the countywide Academic Decathlon Program for the San Diego County Office of Education.  He continues to be a leader in gaining community and business support in order to make up for the constant cuts to education funding.

Jerry is also the 2013 President of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, President of the “Laurels for Leaders” Scholarship Program, served on the Crime Prevention Committee, currently serves on the Scripps Hospital Board, and the American Cancer Society, and was a charter member of the Chula Vista Historical Society.

 

Jerry Rindone is a life-long resident of Chula Vista, California. He graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1964, and from San Diego State University in 1968. He began teaching social science and business education classes in the Sweetwater Union High School District in 1969. By 1975 he had obtained his Administrative Credential and has since served in numerous leadership capacities including Dean of Activities, Principal, Director of Adult & Continuing Education, and Assistant Superintendent of Adult and Continuing Education. He served as Principal of Hilltop High School for ten years, received both the “Principal of the Year” award in 1999, the “Administrator of the Year” award in 2000, and led his high school to earn the coveted “California Distinguished High School” award in 2005. As a lifelong educator for 38 years, he retired from Hilltop High School in 2007!

Mr. Rindone’s leadership and administrative skills have also proven very effective in the civic affairs of Chula Vista and in the region of San Diego. He was elected to the Chula Vista City Council in November of 1990 and was re-elected in November of 1994. Then in 2000, he was again elected to the Chula Vista Council and re-elected in 2004. He  served a four years as an elected member of the San Diego County Board of Education. Prior to his election as Councilman, he served on the Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Commission for eight years and on the Library Board of Trustees for four years. As a Councilman, Mr. Rindone represents the City as the Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and is a member of the SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) Transportation Committee. Over 15 years from 1998 through 2013, Jerry representated the interests of Chula Vistans and the San Diego Community on the LOSSAN Public Transportation Agency, a coalition of ten public transportation agencies serving six Southern California counties charged with transportation issues.

Besides his involvement in the educational and civic affairs of Chula Vista, Mr. Rindone has also been keenly involved in several local organizations including the Kiwanis Club (President in 1984), Boys & Girls Club, Bayfront Conservancy Trust, Scripps Hospital Board, and charter member of the Chula Vista Historical Society. He has been appointed as a member of the Whittier Diabetes Institute Community Advisory Committee for Scripps Hospital in 2008. When asked why he is involved in so many demanding aspects of life, he enthusiastically replies, “I love life! Serving in education and in civic affairs gives me numerous opportunities to meet people!” He truly appreciates and enjoys the opportunities life has given him to serve the people in our city, our county and our state.