As the son of a retired San José Unified teacher, I know we need to make San José more affordable in order to recruit and retain high-quality educators.
Creative Housing Opportunities
As a board member, I would explore any and all opportunities to develop housing for employees and working families on underutilized district lands by partnering with the city, county, nonprofits, and private industry. As the largest property owner in San José, the district is in a unique position to make a significant contribution toward solving our regional housing crisis.
Planning with Our Values
As a City of San José Planning Commissioner, I led a vote to oppose city staff's recommendation to deny a development that was intended for low-cost teacher housing, and I have consistently advocated for the city to prioritize affordable housing, displacement protections, and expanded rent stabilization.
The district can and should provide additional opportunities for students, staff, and family members to learn how to prevent bullying and create a more welcoming environment on all of our campuses. From a policy perspective, I would look to build on strategies like PBIS and Out for Safe Schools that encourage positive reinforcement and inclusion.