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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

San Jacinto Unified School DistrictCandidato para Síndico, Area de Síndico 3

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John I. Norman

1,392 votos (52.61%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Maintain or augment measures that ensure school safety.
  • Increase opportunities to reduce the "opportunity gap" and enable equality and equity for all students.
  • Maintain fiscal solvency of the district, increase opportunities for utilizing funds to enhance or augment programs without reducing staff.



Profesión:Retired College Professor, Mt. San Jacinto Community College
Trustee, San Jacinto Unified School District — Cargo elegido (2000–current)
Delegate Region 18, California School Boards Association — Cargo elegido (2008–current)
Board Member, Riverside County School Boards Association — Cargo elegido (2008–current)
Board Member, California Interscholastic Federation Executive Committee — Cargo designado (2014–current)
Board Member, Valley Restart Shelter — Cargo designado (2013–current)
Instructor- Health Science, Nutrition, Mt. San Jacinto Community College District (1988–2013)
Instructor, Director of Athletics, Hemet Unified School District (1986–1988)
Instructor, Director of Athletics, Banning Unified School District (1984–1986)
Instructor, Acacia Middle School, Hemet Unified School District (1981–1984)
Instructor- Special Education, Banning unified School District (1979–1981)


Azusa Pacific University Master of Arts (M.A.), Education (1982)
Oregon State University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Physical Education and Health (1979)

Actividades comunitarias

Board Member, Hemet-San Jacinto Student of the Month Program (2012–current)
Member, City of San Jacinto: Downtown Specific Plan (2015–current)
Member, San Jacinto Rotary (2009–current)
Member, City of San Jacinto: Healthy San Jacinto Coalition (2015–current)
Board Member- Board Liason, San Jacinto Education Foundation (2004–2014)


Since 1974, I have been involved in education and schools.  I have served as a volunteer, served on steering committees, boards, and participated in many different ways from teaching, coaching, to administration.  I have served faithfully as a trustee for the San Jacinto Unified School District since 2000, having been elected or appointed in each election cycle. I provide San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Unified School District with a voice outside of the confines of the city or school district with my participation as a Delegate for CSBA, being on the board of the Riverside County School Boards Association, as well as an Executive Committee member of the CIF-SS.  I am heavily involved in community service, whether it be within a Service Club, membership on various city committees or task forces, to city beautification and clean-up.  I love my community and the people who live here.

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Featured Endorsements

  • Soboba Tribe of Luiseno Indians
  • CSEA, Chapter 189, Classified Union, San Jacinto Unified School District
  • San Jacinto Teacher's Association

Organizaciónes (2)

  • Republican Party of Riverside county
  • Planned Parenthood Action Group of the Pacific Southwest, Kate Nyce, Chair

Funcionarios electos (13)

  • Trustee, San Jacinto Unified School District, Jasmin Rubio
  • Trustee, San Jacinto Unified School District, Deborah Rex
  • Trustee, San Jacinto Unified School District, Willie Hamilton
  • Trustee, Corona-Norco Unified School District; President, Riverside County School Boards Association, Bill Newberry
  • President, Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees, Jesus Holguin
  • City of San Jacinto, Councilman, Scott Miller
  • President, Metropolitan Water District, Randy Record
  • 3rd District Supervisor, Riverside County, Chuck Washington
  • Mayor of San Jacinto, Andrew Kotyuk
  • Superintendent of Schools, Riverside County, Kenn Young
  • City of San Jacinto, Councilman, Alonzo Ledesma
  • City of San Jacinto, Councilwoman, Crystal Ruiz
  • Trustee, San Jacinto Unified School District, Trica Ojeda

Individuos (16)

  • Bob Pratte, Retired Local News Columnist, Community Advocate
  • Karena Chum, Local Bank Administrator, Altura Credit Union; Chair, Hemet-San Jacinto Student of the Month committee
  • Don Marabella, Executive Director, Performing Arts Guild, Hemet
  • John Schouten, Retired Dairyman, former SJUSD Board Member, San Jacinto
  • Calvin Smith, CL Smith Hay and Grain, San Jacinto
  • Mark Bartel, former City of San Jacinto City Council
  • Wayne Minor, Agri-Empire, San Jacinto
  • Larry and Sandy Minor, Agribusinessman, San Jacinto
  • Assistant Superintendent, San Jacinto Unified School District, Seth Hereen
  • Assistant Superintendent, San Jacinto Unified School District, Matt Hixson
  • Assistant Superintendent, San Jacinto Unified School District, Sherry Smith
  • Superintendent, San Jacinto Unified School District, Diane Perez
  • Executive Director, CEO, Hemet-San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, Andy Anderson
  • Tribal Vice Chair, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, Rose Salgado
  • Director, Soboba Foundation, Andrew Vallejos
  • President, Superintendent, Mt. San Jacinto College, Roger Schultz

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Respuesta de John I. Norman:

According to law, a district must create a Local Control Action Plan and involve all of the relative constituents and stakeholders in the process of defining and delineating this plan.  Stakeholders include all district personnel, parents, students, business entities, etc.  This plan is submitted to the County Office of Education on an annual basis and specifies objectives and outcomes with accountability measures and metrics for evaluation of how any and all of the monies will be spent and the benefit to the individuals, programs, or district as a whole.  Periodic amendments to this plan can be made and administered relative to the changes in program, funding, increases or decreases of student population, or priority of the program and its completion.  This plan must undergo review by the board of trustees and must be annually updated and submitted by the end of June of each academic year.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

In a non-partisan position, politics are not a factor.  Diligence must be maintained to ensure that the needs of the students come first and are the focus of the board.  To operate as a board member on a high functioning board, one must remember their charge in setting policy, protocols and norms and not to get into the every-day running of the district and its business.Transparancy in decision making, working collaboratively with the Suoerintendent and Staff, providing access to individuals or groups to address the board at open meetings, and visibility in the community should be the priorities of a highly functioning board.

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My Philosophy


Outlining of the philosophy of my career and enterprises therein.

There is no more important time to provide leadership in education for our students. Competition for jobs and opportunities are currently on a global scale. Jobs that are being created now did not even exist 15 years ago.  It is imperative that support be given to our students and our schools.

 I was a teacher and coach for 35 years, serving the last 25 at Mt. San Jacinto College, have served 16 years on the SJUSD School Board, and have had countless opportunities to demonstrate leadership in every venue. 

 I have many years of giving back to children through teaching; volunteer coaching at Valley Wide and San Jacinto High School; Interscholastic and Intercollegiate coaching; and volunteering for the San Jacinto Unified School District as a parent. 

I proudly served as President of the SJUSD Board for 12 of the 16 years; have served on the Riverside County School Boards Association as a Board Member for 8 years, and have served 6 years as an Executive Board Member; was elected by other school board members in Riverside County to be a Delegate of the California School Boards Association; and selected by the California School Boards Association to be the School Board Representative for the Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) representing 518 member High Schools. 

In my 16 years as a Board Member, I have seen many highs and lows of our schools and the District as a whole.  In the past 10 years, however, through diligence and planning, hiring the right people to lead, and being fiscally responsible, I have been a part of a meteoric rise in our schools, the facilities, the achievements of our students, our college going rates, and opportunities for career readiness that begins in Kindergarten.  These are exciting times, and I would like to do my part in keeping the momentum going.

I moved here in 1974, attended Mt. San Jacinto College, received an athletic scholarship in football to Oregon State University, graduated and came back to marry the former Nanci Record.  Since then I have lived within the San Jacinto City limits and have raised my family and now my grandchildren here. 

Nanci attended schools K-12 in San Jacinto, graduated from San Jacinto High School, and is a charter member of the Edward Hyatt Athletic Hall of Fame.  We raised two sons who both attended schools K-12 and graduated in San Jacinto, and we now have 3 grandchildren attending our schools. We have never wavered in our belief in our public schools here in San Jacinto, and are prepared to continue this belief by enlisting others to carry the banner as well.

I am a Rotarian, have been President, and now serve as Treasurer of the club.  One of the main focal points in Rotary is Youth.  We have annual events to embolden students in literacy, leadership, and scholarship.

​I try to give back to the community in many ways.  I am always first to stand up for San Jacinto when possible, represent San Jacinto in situations, speak of the many wonderful things happening in our community to whoever I can, and defend the name and honor of San Jacinto where ever I go.  I try to assist with my time, my resources, or my influence when I can.

 I am a solution seeker and problem solver by nature and will always be looking out for the children and citizens of San Jacinto.  I have a vested interest in growing the minds and bodies of our children, but also to make and keep our community strong.  I believe in San Jacinto.

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