Capo Unified Candidate Statement: Bill Perkins

Challenger vows to reverse recent board decisions impacting the classroom.

EDITOR'S NOTE: On consecutive days, Patch is running candidate statements from each Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees candidate who filed one with the county Registrar of Voters. Trustee Area No. 5 covers Aliso Viejo. 

NAME: Bill Perkins

OCCUPATION: Businessman

As your school trustee, I will make students my first priority. In a time of shrinking budgets we need to prioritize our spending and our students must come first.

As your trustee I will:

Fight to make our class sizes smaller.

Fight to restore all of the 15 curriculum days that were eliminated from the end of the school year.

Fight to retain as many of our teachers as possible.

Fight to restore as many recently eliminated programs as possible.

I will not:

Support any new taxes for any reason – including parcel taxes!

Support any new bond financing.

I believe in making sure we provide a quality education for all students, including adequate and safe classrooms.

I have a B.A. from Cal State Fullerton and years of experience as a city planning commissioner. Together, we can make sure every child at CUSD has an opportunity to gain a quality education. On November 6th I respectfully ask for your vote! To find out more about myself and my campaign, go to: billperkins4cusd.com

M August 31, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Agreed sharon, he/reardon sued Cusd for a couple hundred thousand and now is running for the board? Hypocrite!
Sharon Y August 31, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Jane. Shame on you. Reardon siphoned off hundreds of thousands of dollars from CUSD which are now being used to send his kid to private school. You personally have stated that you want to shut down palisades elementary. Reardon and Perkins should never hold public office especially when one has continually sued the school district for personal gain and the other doesn't even have kids!
Sharon Y. August 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM
The only ones who deserve not to hold office is union endorsed Alpay and Prithchard, no surprise union loves these two, they gave away everything and cut 3 weeks of school to pay for it. Say No to union candidates Say no to Alpay and Prithchard
OneOnTheWay September 01, 2012 at 02:23 PM
As a new homeowner and soon-to-be parent in the district, can someone, preferably Sharon Y, give me an objective answer to a simple question? If the teachers are union members, and I assume all teachers must be part of the union, then isn't supporting the teachers union equivalent to supporting our teachers? Why is there so much hatred directed toward the teacher's union? I guess that's 2 questions. I am new to all of this.
Sharon Y September 05, 2012 at 02:12 PM
It is like this, OneOnTheWay. I am a dog lover, there almost nothing better on the planet than a good dog. But I avoid dogs when they pack. Same goes for teachers and unions.


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