Mike Kusiak is running for a first term on the Castro Valley School Board.
Kusiak has worked for the University of California as a policy maker for almost 20 years, and is the parent of two students enrolled in Castro Valley schools. He is an involved member of the school communities, and has helped with both Measure G and Measure I school bonds.
“Those experiences, being involved with the schools, really centered for me how important these schools are to our community,” said Kusiak.
As a member of the school board, Kusiak will bring with him the policy perspective, and his understanding of the state budget and legislation, and how those things affect the school board and the decisions its members make. His goals as a school board member are to find ways to increase funding for the district, and to help to organize the community in Castro Valley around the schools.
“My passion for this community comes from my heart, it’s about sustaining the future of this community, and including everyone in our community. I think one of the most important things about a school board is that you welcome the community to be a part of the conversation,” said Kusiak.