LWVLeague of Women Voters of California
Santa Clara County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter

Rose Marie Filicetti
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Governing Board Member; Proposed Mountain View/Whisman School District


The questions were prepared by the Los Altos - Mountain View League of Women Voters and asked of all candidates for this office.

Read the answers from all candidates.

Questions & Answers

1. How would you contribute toward the development of unity among the members of the new board and members of the school community to achieve harmonious merger of the new district?

I trust the community to elect trustees who can honor the past, but focus on the future with a "unity of purpose" - to work together to do what is best for the children of Mountain View. The merger is a unique community-building opportunity to share the best of both districts and to communicate a community-wide vision for education.

As a member of a new board, my responsibility is to serve with honesty, integrity and openness, listen respectfully, build consensus from diverse viewpoints, make informed decisions, and build support for community-wide education based on a common unifying goal - to do our best for the children of Mountain View.

2. What is your vision for the newly merged district?

As a member of the Strategic Planning Teams of both districts, I had the unique opportunity to hear from parents and staff of both districts, community members, and resource providers about their vision for Mountain View.

I share our community's vision for education:
- focus on academic achievement
- support the whole child
- celebrate our diversity
- provide choice of schools and programs
- develop local resources
- secure financial stability
- promote opportunities for students and staff

My commitment is to promote the best people, programs, and practices to achieve the high academic standards set for all students.

3. What issues or events have shaped your decision to seek trusteeship on the school board?

After six years on the Mountain View Board, I am motivated by the same principles to seek election to the new Board - community service and leadership.

Board service for the benefit of children has been the most rewarding - and often most challenging - community service. I want to apply the resources available in a larger district to create enriched opportunities for learning, choices of schools and programs, and smaller classes and campuses.

I want to continue in a community leadership role developed as former Board President and Bond Campaign Co-Chair. I am invested in Mountain View's future - our children!

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