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Alameda County Board of EducationCandidate for Member, Trustee Area 5

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Janevette Cole

17,005 votes (44.95%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Influence the fiscal oversite. Ensuring funds are directed to the classroom, teachers, most at promise students and not administrative cost.
  • Impact the professional development our teachers receive, ensuring it is culturally relevant, relationship building, addresses the social and emotional needs of students and is transforming.
  • Ensure our parents have a voice in the educational system and have the tools to navigate the eductional system.



Profession:Hayward Promise Neighborhoods, Cal State East Bay
Community Engagement and Governmental Relations, Hayward Promise Neighborhoods at Cal State East Bay (2013–current)


Mills College B.A., Administrative and Legal Processes (current)

Community Activities

Board of Directors, Eden Youth and Family Center (2017–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San José Mercury-News
  • Shiela Sims former HUSD Board Trustee
  • Angela Andrews, City of Hayward Planning Commission

Elected Officials (3)

  • Barbara Halliday, Mayor City of Hayward
  • Mr. Fred Sims, Alameda County Board of Education
  • April Oquenda, Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustee

Individuals (3)

  • Karen Halfon, Executive Director , Eden Youth and Family Center
  • Dr. Lettie Ramirez, Special Assistant to the VP and Provost, Director of STEP, Cal State East Bay
  • Stanley Dobbs, Ph.D., Former Superintendent Hayward Unified School District

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