FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

These are the candidates running for three seats on the Fullerton School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 6 election. Trustee Fred Mason did not file for reelection.

Irene Armstrong

Age: 64

Occupation: Incumbent/ homemaker.

Background: Has served on the board for 12 years and been a resident of Fullerton for 35 years.

Issues: To tightly manage the district's resources, to improve the teacher salary base and strongly consider the reopening of Maple Community School.

Betsy M. Cheek

Age: 46

Occupation: Consultant.

Background: A 12-year resident of Fullerton who has been active in the district level of the PTA. President of Parks Junior High School PTA.

Issues: To provide a safe and caring environment for all of the district's schoolchildren and to improve education in the district.

Robert Fisler

Age: 80

Occupation: Incumbent/ retired teacher.

Background: Has served 14 years on the board. A former director of education for the Los Angeles Museum of Science and Education, he has been a resident of Fullerton for 35 years.

Issues: The continuing financial problems that face the district and the proposed reopening of Maple Community School.

Marjorie Pogue

Age: 63

Occupation: Retired teacher.

Background: In addition to teaching in the district's elementary schools for 35 years, she was a member of the Stull Bill Committee, which developed the district's teacher evaluation procedure. Also served in various leadership roles in the Fullerton Elementary Teachers Assn.

Issues: To continue the fine educational programs in the district while making changes to motivate teachers to stay with the district. To improve teacher salaries, reduce class size and help teachers with English-as-a-second-language and limited-English-speaking programs.

Elena Reyes-Jones

Age: 36

Occupation: Attorney.

Background: Has been a practicing attorney since 1977. Director of North Orange County YWCA. Member of the advisory committee for Fullerton College Advancement Fund. Officer and legal counsel for Fullerton Schools Athletic Alliance, 1988 through 1990. Has two children, one attending Orangethorpe School and one recently graduated from Nicolas Junior High School.

Issues: To get more community support for the school district and develop more plans to stimulate children's interest in education. Intergrating computer technology into academic program.

Anthony Gray

(photo not available) Age: 29

Occupation: Landscape supervisor.

Background: Has been active in numerous civic and church groups and is a member of the California Republican Party State Central Committee.

Issues: Not available.

Rosamaria Gomez-Amaro

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