Submitted by: Jamie Yee Hintzke
Current Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) Board Trustee Jamie Yee Hintzke has announced her intention to seek re-election to the Board in November.
In her current role as a Trustee she has pushed for greater district transparency, tight financial control and accountability, greater public involvement in district decisions, advocating for reading intervention programs and improved methods to better serve the needs of all students. In addition, this term the Board did hire a new Superintendent and Hintzke was part of that decision making team.
Hintzke’s priorities are to ensure that students reach their full potential, strengthen communication and school/parent partnerships, continue to ask the hard questions about fiscal accountability and push for answers and transparency, and to ensure that PUSD employees work in a supportive and collaborative environment.
“The parents and students of Pleasanton deserve Trustees who have a deep understanding of our schools and the challenges facing them. I believe this is my greatest strength as a candidate,” Hintzke said. “At a time when our schools are threatened by the State’s fiscal crisis, the community needs a trustee with experience and a thorough understanding of public education. I have served for the past four years with a strong record of involvement and will continue to ensure the best possible education for our students. Building public trust by continuing to advocate for transparency and improved communication is a priority.”
A Pleasanton resident for nearly 40 years, Hintzke attended Pleasanton public schools and has two children currently enrolled in the district. From 2009-2012 she served on the Alameda County School Boards Association as the VP of Education.
Since 2010 Hintzke has been a Trustee on the Tri Valley ROP Board and currently the Board President. Hintzke served as Clerk of PUSD Board from 2010-2011. In 2012 she completed the Masters in Governance training program developed by the California School Boards Association.
Prior to taking office in 2008, she was PTA President at Alisal Elementary PTA, Harvest Park and the Pleasanton PTA Council. Hintzke served on several PUSD Committees including the Excellence Committee, the Budget Advisory Committee, and the Lifetime Planning Committee.
Since 2007, serves on the California State PTA Board of Managers as the Vice Chair of the Health Commission and the Resolutions Committee Chair.
Hintzke is employed by Alameda County as a Community Relations Coordinator, working on the nation’s largest youth center project, due to open January 2013. Through her work in the public sector, she understands how vital it is to understand a community’s challenges and how we can all work together.
Hintzke summarizes, “It has been an honor to serve the community over the last four years and I look forward to the privilege of serving again to continue to do what the public has elected me to do; focus on our student’s learning, policies and keeping an eagle eye on the budget.”
More information on Hintzke’s candidacy can be found at www.votejamiePUSD.com.