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School Board Incumbents Elected but Haubert Opens Seat with City Council Win

November 7, 2012

Despite the election of three incumbents (Dan Cunningham, Amy Miller and Greg Tomlinson) for 4-year terms to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, change is coming to the school board due to Trustee David Haubert’s successful City Council victory. David Haubert, who was in the middle of a 4-year term on the school board, will vacate his seat when he joins the Dublin City Council. The vacant seat will be filled for a 2-year term with an interim appointment (Amy Miller joined the school board two years ago as an interim appointee).

Dublin High School Class of 2012 graduate and Diablo Valley College freshman Austin Ogden, while unsuccessful in his school board bid, secured an impressive 22.4% of the vote, and is likely a leading contender for the open seat. asked the winning school board candidates what they heard and learned during the election campaign:

Dan Cunningham – “Mostly what parents are talking about is making sure that we continue to improve the schools, such as increasing our SAT scores, increasing access for our students so they have more options to choose from so they are ready to go on to college. That’s the big thing – making sure all our students are ready for career or college at the end of the day.”

Amy Miller – “I heard concerns about students from Wells Middle School running off campus, and through the neighborhood, I heard a lot about that. I heard a lot about the Nielsen Elementary School closure. But mostly I heard that parents are happy about our school district – there were not a lot of complaints when I went to people’s doors.”

Greg Tomlinson – “People are really concerned about the quality of the education. Our focus is student learning and that’s why we couldn’t be more pleased at the results, that we are closing the achievement gap, and that all of our schools are continuing to improve. The sharing of best practices and Professional Learning Communities are really starting to pay dividends. The pride people have in the district has dramatically increased over the last four years.”

City of Dublin Councilman Elect David Haubert

  1. Chris Bennett permalink
    November 7, 2012 11:41 am

    I hope and expect that the current school board members will strongly consider Austin Ogden to fill the seat left vacant by David Haubert. While I understand that there are many considerations in choosing an appointee, Austin more than proved his purpose, endurance and commitment by gaining more than 22% of the vote. I believe he deserves the chance to serve.

  2. Diana Orton Johansson permalink
    November 8, 2012 9:14 pm

    I totally agree with Chris. Austin is an outstanding young man and ran a great campaign. His dedication and hard work should earn him a spot in helping to improve our schools.


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