Mark Wyland’s 4-Point Plan
1. Term limits for board members! We must institute term limits. No board member should remain in office for 20 years.
- Open up the books! The public deserves an accounting of district expenditures—$600 million—over ½ billion dollars! Real fiscal responsibility means easy to understand accounting of expenditures.
- Accountability for spending—not only ‘where did the money go’, but ‘did we get our moneys’ worth’ for $600 million in taxpayer funds—this is money that could go to every school, so the county needs to account for it to the satisfaction of the public.
- Make sure funding goes to the classroom, not to a bloated education bureaucracy.
Mark Wyland ran a successful business for over 20 years—he knows the importance of making sure every dollar is spent wisely. In the Senate, Mark Wyland was a budget hawk, a leader in the fight to end waste. As one of many examples, Wyland authored legislation, sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association, to increase taxpayer oversight of bond spending. As a Senator Mark Wyland was the first to sound the alarm over the OUTRAGEOUS spending for a Los Angeles high school, the Robert F. Kennedy school, cost an UNBELIEVABLE $560 million! And more than $150 million of that was paid by other California taxpayers—not Los Angeles residents. Mark Wyland will make sure we have COMPLETE transparency in spending.
3. Curriculum: Our Students Must Be Prepared to get good jobs in a global economy; Mark Wyland will fight to make sure our students have:
- Technology and Computer Skills education (aka STEM): essential for today’s economy;
- English skills: we must ensure that all students learn to read, write, and communicate effectively to prepare them for college and the workforce;
- Vocational education (aka Career Technical Education): practical career and vocational education to prepare students for real world jobs;
- Government and Civic Education: Every student must have a good knowledge of our history, government, and economic system in order to be informed citizens.