League of Women Voters Hold Forum on Parcel Tax

Today I attended the Long Beach League of Women Voters forum on the parcel tax that will appear on the November ballot. Representatives of LBUSD including the superintendent, chief financial officer and president of the Board spoke in favor of the measure and representatives of community tax associations spoke against it.

I reiterated my support for the parcel tax based on my conviction that the District has behaved with fiscal responsibility to reduce costs including a salary freeze, a hiring freeze and reduction of administrative staff.  Further cuts would directly hurt school children by substantially increasing class sizes. This temporary measure will help the District continue to provide quality education for the students of the Long Beach Unified School District.

I thank the League of Women Voters for hosting this substantive and thoughtful discussion. For more information about the League visit: http://lba.ca.lwvnet.org.

Today McGinnis Officially Filed His Nomination Documents

Today I filed my nomination documents with the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder for the vacant seat on the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education. I now look forward to meeting with constituents, community organizations, parents, teachers, staff and others to learn more about their concerns and to share my commitment to public education. Mark your calendars now for the December 29 special election.

McGinnis Announces His Candidacy

Today, I announce my candidacy for a seat on the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education. Tomorrow, September 25, I will officially file my papers and signatures with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. Then I will reach out to voters and constituent groups to learn their concerns and seek their support. I will bring my extensive experience in public education to the Board and I will work cooperatively with Board members and the District to make a great school district even better.