With the retirement of the sole woman on the Anaheim City School District (ACSD) Board, there is the potential that half the population may be without representation come this December. One longtime resident, former parent and longtime school administrative assistant, Cecilia Lopez, is seeking to make sure that does not come to pass.
Ryan Anthony Ruelas is a lifelong Anaheim resident. He was born and raised in this community, attending Benito Juarez Elementary School, South Junior High School and Katella High School. In 1999 he left Anaheim briefly after getting accepted into UC Santa Cruz, where he majored in Political Science.
â€œCurrently we see practice in the classroom guided by policies from the federal government that are not aligned to qualitative research. One of our main goals is to better align research to policy to practice. We are pleased that this initiative has the support and participation of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Senator Lou Correa and Assembly Member Jose Solorio and look forward to working with all legislators interested in taking action.â€
The Anaheim City School District Board of Education declined to submit the state required Memorandum of Understanding to participate in Californiaâ€™s application for Race to the Top education funding. With the release of the state MOU on December 18, Districts were given less than a month over the holiday to examine it.