October 9, 2012 > Candidate Hiu Ng
Candidate Hiu Ng
For Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member
Our school district does not need more politics or politicians. It is time to elect more parents who put the best interests of our students and our school district first. Here, I ask for your support and vote. Please help elect the best-qualified candidate for Fremont School Board on November 6, 2012.
I have lived in Fremont for 24 years and started my own family here. I have been a Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) parent for 16 years now. During this long period of time, many people have frequently seen me on TV addressing the Fremont School Board and/or read my community emails about a wide range of education issues impacting our school district. I would like to use this opportunity to thank the Fremont community for its ongoing help and support.
Some people may remember me as Fremont Council PTA's Legislation Chair and Health and Safety Committee Chair at two Fremont schools. For two years, I volunteered and directly helped our students as a Physics and Math tutor. My most cherished award is the Honorary Service Award from California PTA. I've also served as Chair and/or Member of School Site Councils at elementary, junior high and high school levels. I'm the Education Chair of Fremont Citizens Network and a member of its Steering Committee.
With my technology and management background, I spent nine months helping to form the Technology Advisory Committee for FUSD. As a founding member and Bylaw Sub-Committee Chair, I saved the school district more than $1M by successfully opposing a poor proposal with help from other members.
As for other community activities, I have worked with Friends of Children with Special Needs, the Fremont Education Coalition (where former and late Mayor Bob Wasserman was also a member) and Measure K. Given spare time, I freely teach children in my neighborhood how to play chess, how to win with grace and how to lose with dignity.
So, why don't I simply spend more time helping Fremont children and be happy?
FUSD is not making optimal financial decisions. It is providing inaccurate and sometimes blatantly biased financial information to the Fremont community. I fully understand that these are very serious public comments in any context. They are absolutely true. I just can't explain everything in 500 words, here.
For example, with $36M in total reserves, the school district is still increasing class sizes this school year - after plenty of community feedback clearly indicating a strong desire for smaller classes. All FUSD school principals had unnecessarily received preliminary pink slips near the end of last school year. In fact, teachers are starting a new school year without a contract at this point. The list goes on and it is not all about money. Many issues in equity, facilities, nutrition, bullying, combination classes and academic achievement also require improvement.
Again, please support and vote for an independent, fair and proven parent in November 2012. Working together, we can certainly improve Fremont public schools.
For more information, visit www.HiuNg.net
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