Candidate Statement for CUSD Board
Mayor of Cupertino - Current (2022); 2021; 2018
Councilmember - 2015-2022
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Harvard College, A.B. Biology
I am running for the Board on a platform of care and accountability. Like your family, my family values education. We have a second-grader and a fifth-grader in CUSD.
As Mayor of Cupertino, I implemented best practices despite significant external pressures. As a result, we are both thriving and improving.
CUSD needs to emphasize genuine care for our students. When I listen to Board meetings and various comments made during the pandemic, I find myself thinking, "Do these actions and attitudes truly demonstrate care for our children and students?" This is the core concern. The District must, first and foremost, focus on earning a reputation for care.
Effective public-agency accountability also requires experience. I will deliver what is needed and appropriate. Balancing considerations such as class sizes and teacher compensation, for instance, requires honesty. I know what it takes to be intelligent and to maintain good relationships while being forthright with people and colleagues in a public setting.
Caring for our kids and for the community drives success for everyone. I stand with you to ensure accountability to the resources of the public, and to our families and households.
Darcy Paul for School Board 2022