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

Russell W. "Russ" Wood
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 view myself as a "peacemaker" with an ability to listen to and understand all sides of a discussion. I am, at the least, acquainted with most of the candidates for the merged school board and would be able to work with all of them.

It will be necessary to acquire community input, support and opinion before making major decisions. I will actively seek that input.

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

I see an inclusive district which truly represents all of the elementary and middle school students in Mountain View. A district that prepares it's students to enter high school and excel. A district that listens to the community it represents.

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

As an parent active in school affairs, I decided that the best way to create a school system worthy of the Mountain View community is to fully understand how it operates and work together with the parents, teachers, staff and administration to build the best district possible. The best opportunity to do this is to serve the community on the school board.

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