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Sept 16, 2003 LAKE WASH SCH 414
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 14180 / 92194 15.38%
Lake Washington School District No. 414 Director District No. 01
1 Not Pendergrass 57.51% Final
2 Jackie Pendergrass 5518 42.48% 8,054 43
3 Arthur Hu 4041 31.11% 5,742 31
4 Ronald (Skip) P. Boren 3430 26.41% 4,924 26
History ^Pen +Pen
Not Pendergrass 57.51% 42.48 2003
54% 47 1999
50% 50 1995
Seattle Times October 22, 1999 Campaign Profiles High And Low
Don't expect sympathy from Pendergrass. She plans to put out 500 yard
signs and 16,000 mailers two issues certain to rile parents are the
new report card and the proposed graduation requirement
Seattletimes.com: November 03, 1999 School Board Races -- Lake
Washington District Voters Retain Pendergrass Ian Ith Lake Washington
School Board President Jackie Pendergrass won her re-election bid last
night, beating out a Microsoft millionaire whose unusual campaign may
have hurt him at the polls.
November 03, 1999
General Election Results
LAKE WASHINGTON, DIST. 414 District 1
X Jackie Pendergrass # 15,432 (68%) John Hall 7,234 (32%)
LAKE WASHINGTON, District 1
John Hall 2,094 28% .
Jackie Pendergrass # 3,522 47% .
Sandy Elliot 1,958 26% .
Not Pendergrass 54%
STimes : September 15, 1999 It Helps To Have Been Around Awhile Lake
Washington School District: Incumbent board member Jackie Pendergrass
easily won a place on the November ballot, while in a tighter race to
see who will face her, 37-year-old retired Microsoftie John Hall ("I'm
offering to work for you without pay. Do you want me?") was edging out
homemaker Sandy Elliot.
zip37\clipim\99\09\06\seat.efx Seattle Times 9/3/99 Suprise
challengers in District Sandy Elliot, John Hall oppose Jackie
Pendergrass, graduation and report card proposals. The three have
drawn community attention to two issues certain to raise some eyebrows
this year: a new graduation requirement and standardized grading on
elementary report cards.
Seattle Times November 08, 1995 Lake Wash. Voters Snub `Basics' Trio
Conservatives Grant Sharp, Randy Kleis and Mike Nykreim wanted to see
a decisive change - moving the district away from such efforts as the
student profile, which describes a wide range of skills the district
wants all students to have learned by the time they graduate from high
school, and toward an emphasis on basics The conservative parent group
ripped into Lake Washington spending practices, claiming the district
had squandered up to 50 percent of its last levy on administrative
costs. Pendergrass emphasized her experience with school issues and
the need to increase academic standards.
LAKE WASHINGTON DISTRICT DIRECTORS
District 1 Randy Kleis 10,183 (46%) .
X Jackie Pendergrass 12,182 (54%) .
X Bob Hughes 12,268 (60%) . Mike Nykreim 8,232 (40%) .
X Janice Linville 11,356 (52%) . Grant Sharp 10,300 (48%) .
November 03, 1995
School-District Races -- Lake Washington
Occupation: President, Trinity Health Corp.
Education: B.S., M.B.A
Education: Registered nurse; working on bachelor's degree To assure
that challenging educational programs for all students is the district
standard. To do this, we must have high standards and expectations for
all learners and need to communicate this clearly to the students,
their parents and teachers.
Education: Certified public accountant; M.B.A.
The education reform movement will have the most significant impact on
the School Board. Extreme scrutiny and skepticism must be applied to
proposed changes in education
October 31, 1995 Lake Wash. Race Shows Clear Lines Of Ideology --
Conservative Slate Takes On `Volunteers'
KIRKLAND - three businessmen
with a conservative, cut-the-fat financial agenda are running against
two women youth volunteers and a 17-year incumbent. Grant Sharp, Mike
Nykreim and Randy Kleis are running informally as a slate, and they've
been endorsed by a local conservative, back-to-basics school-reform
group, Citizens for Quality Schools
Hughes has been in charge of The Boeing Co.'s education relations for
a number of years but this year took a leave to start his own business
as a consultant to school districts on emerging technology.
Only Nykreim didn't sign the pledge as written. It asks candidates to
conduct their campaigns "without any appeal to prejudice of
discrimination based on . . . sexual orientation."
LAKE WASHINGTON . DISTRICT DIRECTORS . District 1 .
Jules Andrews 3,333 (13%).
X Randy Kleis 9,104 (37%).
X Jackie Pendergrass 12,529 (50%).
Not Jackie 50%
Average test scores put the district in the top 10-15% in nation.
WASL results are among the top 10 districts in the state
Schools within high schools based on theme or philospy of instruction.
CHOICE SCHOOL CLOSES IN LKWASH A 'choice' school is forced to close
Seattle Times eastside ed Feb 14, 2000 Aurora choice school focused
on technology closed because only 25 students enrolled. Students in
extended core (Ann Cronin has given this program pretty severe
criticism) at Eastlake are "drafted", but can drop out. Staffers
weren't surprised because parents are leery of the concept, but
district administrators (surpise) are strong supporters, led by Nancy
Johnson "who has received prestigious certification from the National
Board for [OBE] Professional Teaching Standards"
Lake Washington call for education
z38\clipim\99\12\01\lkwash1.efx 1995-1998 Strategic Plan aligned with
Goals 2000, School To Work/ SCANS
Nov 4, 2003
LAKE WASHINGTON SCH 414
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 20266 / 92636 21.88%
Lake Washington School District No. 414 Director District No. 01
Jackie Pendergrass 9598 55.85%
Arthur Hu 7588 44.15%
Write-In 28 0.16%
Jackie Pendergrass and John Hall are running for Board Position No. 1;
Robert Hughes for Board Position No. 2; and Janice Linville for Board
Position No. 3.
Position 1: Contributors to Pendergrass 1999
Sen McAuliffe $200
Barbara Meyers Juanita HS $100
9/29 $400 2 homemakers
10/4 $250 Retired Boeing
10/7 $100 homemaker
latest report 10/13 $7692 contributions+cash $6000 expenditures
Incumbents, volunteers lead in school board races
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
By DEBERA CARLTON HARRELL
Hall..regretted his decision not to spend money or campaign
beyond his Web site.
"I was outspent 20 to 1 by the incumbent," Hall said of Pendergrass,
who had estimated she would spend between $10,000 and $12,000
campaigning for the non-salaried position
Levies and midnight oil, a superintendent's day: Seattle Times feb
21,2000 James Vesely heaps praise on new superintendent Karen Bates,
a total insider who won out over a national search to replace Barnes,
he thinks the levy will pass, that microsoft parents are totally
behind her. Of course they don't mention the resistance movement.
Story Scarr invited
dagget over, they hired Barnes, Bates involved somehow.
Arthur Hu qualified?
Call for superintendent
SeaTimes ed favorable to Barnes,
credit with rising WASL scores.
Barnes leaving, but not his ideas Seattle Times Apr 6, 1999 p. B1
Salary $126,690, parents were seasonal harvesters in Ore, started as
5/6th grade teacher in 1973, been with district since 1983/84,
largest district in Eastside with $130M budget and 2,300 employees.
Anne Cronin, district parent critical of policies fears graduation
requirements represents move away from academic rigo
- Will probably hire a superintendent who is a professional promoter who is
"aligned" with standards based education reform
- Has adopted the worst rated math program Dale Seymour Investigations which
as resulted in parent revolts elsewhere in the US over "invented" math
- Elementary schools have adopted Presidential Fitness program which
requires all first graders to run one mile without proper parental notification.
- Some elementary schools have intensive reading and writing homework at the
kindergarten level which requires 1st grade level reading and writing assignments
as independent (yeah, right) homework. This was instituted by the person in charge
of _remedial_ education. Remedial ed for all? Great!
- Graduation Requirements require school-to-work class time spent on the job
rather than learning in class, mandatory volunteerism, "standards-based" passing
system based on flawed WASL scoring scheme which fails 50-80% of students taking
the test, requires extensive "project" demonstration.
- Juanita was one one of the first "open" plan schools
- Is implementing controversial "standards based" report card which was
rejected by Federal Way parents.
- Is designing Redmond high school with few windows, forces teachers to
share and swap rooms, with smaller rooms because of a "funding formula".
- Uses Delphi process in public meetings to facilitate participants towards
a predetermined outcome rather than truly solicit input.
- "Choice" schools may be dangerous innovations, Extended Core essentially
puts all students lock step through one same sequence, integrated everything
as in K-6!
- Promotes "integrated" mathematics in middle and high school which is
less effective than discrete Algebra and Triginometry units.
- The district uses the teachers union to threaten parents who fall out of
favor with teachers and principals with lawsuits.
- Juanita HS was the original failed "open" schooling concept.