Pleasanton school board member Jamie Hintzke has announced that she will seek re-election to a third term on Nov. 8.
Hintzke, who was first elected to the school board in November 2008, is one of three school board members whose terms expire this year. Board member Valerie Arkin announced her re-election plans earlier this month. Chris Grant has yet to say if he will seek re-election.
In her youth, Hintzke attended Pleasanton public schools as have her two children. She is employed by the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency as a Community Relations Coordinator, and also works as Program Manager for the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services CPR program for 7th graders.
From 2009-2012 she served on the Alameda County School Boards Association as the vice president of education. She has also served as a trustee on the Tri-Valley Regional Occupation board, the California State PTA Board of Managers, as president of the PTAs at Alisal Elementary and Harvest Park Middle schools and the Pleasanton PTA Council.
Hintzke is currently president of the Pleasanton school board, a position she also held in 2014. While on the board, she has lobbied for greater district transparency, tight financial control, a higher level of executive staff accountability, increased public and student involvement in district decisions, intervention programs and improved methods to better serve the needs of all students.
She said her priorities include ensuring that students reach their greatest potential by providing learning that is innovative, irresistible, creative, relevant and rigorous.
"A successful school district requires support for the superintendent to build and maintain high functioning teams, strong communication, deepened school/parent partnerships, strict budgetary oversight and continued transparency," she said.
"The Pleasanton community deserves trustees who have a deep understanding of the public education system, our local schools and the challenges facing them," she added. "I believe this is my greatest strength. At a time when we are rebuilding from the great recession, the community needs a trustee with experience and institutional knowledge of the school district's operations."
Hintzke said: "I have served for the past eight years with a strong record of involvement including insisting on a new district audit firm selection process and putting a public audit committee in place."
Hintzke currently serves on the Pleasanton Economic Vitality Committee and has been elected for a second term as a delegate to the California School Board Association's delegate assembly and this year was appointed by the CSBA president to the organization's Legislative committee.
For more information about Jamie and her re-election qualifications, sign on to her website at www.JamieHintzke.com/