Meredith Ibarra

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Meredith Ibarra
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Board member, Alisal Union School District, Trustee Area 1
Former member
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 9, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Meredith Ibarra was the Trustee Area 1 representative on the Alisal Union School District in California. She was recalled from the office on September 9, 2014.

Ibarra was a candidate for the Trustee Area 5 on the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees that was defeated in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Ibarra is a mother of two.[1] Ibarra was singled out by fellow Alisal School Board member Maricela Cruz for long-winded comments on agenda items. The board discussed a policy of limiting board member’s comments on any agenda item to five minutes as a result of two incidents in which Ibarra's microphone was turned off.[2]



See also: Meredith Ibarra recall, Alisal Union School District, California (2014)

Election results

Meredith Ibarra recall election, September 9, 2014
Approveda Recall23671.73%
Election results via: Monterey County Elections (September 9, 2014)
Alisal Union School District, Trustee Area 1
ApprovedaEstrella Thoeni 264 100%
Election results via: Monterey County Elections (September 9, 2014)


See also: Salinas Union High School District elections (2013)


Meredith Ibarra was opposed by Eva Marie Martinez and Kimberly Morales for the Trustee Area 5 position.[3]

Election results

On November 5, 2013 Phillip G. Tabera, Lila Cann and Eva Marie Martinez were elected to the Salinas Union High School District Board of Education. No candidates filed seeking election for the Trustee Area 2 seat.

Salinas Union High School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 5 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEva Marie Martinez 63% 1,101
     Nonpartisan Kimberly Morales 25% 437
     Nonpartisan Meredith Ibarra 12% 210
Total Votes 1,748
Source: Monterey County Elections, "COUNTY OF MONTEREY CITY / SCHOOL / SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION," accessed December 13, 2013


Ibarra did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Monterey County Election Commission.


Meredith Ibarra did not received any official endorsements for her campaign.

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. One seat was up for election in Trustee Areas 2, 3, 5 and 7. No candidates filed for the Trustee Area 2 seat.


Recent improvement

Salinas Union High School District earned $2.7 million from the state of California in order to implement the new Common Core standards. The district has also seen increases in graduation rates and decreases in dropout rates, while offering employee groups and administrators pay raises. Music and art classes are now offered in every school. The district is also experiencing an increase in enrollment that will require the district to decide whether they will build a fifth high school.[1]

About the district

See Also: Salinas Union High School District, California
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Salinas Union High School District is located in Monterey County, California in Salinas, California. Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 150,441 residents.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Salinas (%) California (%)
White 45.8 57.6
Black or African American 2.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.0
Asian 6.2 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.4
Two or More Races 5.0 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 74.9 37.6


Salinas underperformed compared the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level and higher education achievement. The median household income in Salinas was $50,808 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. The number of residents aged 25 years and older with a bachelor's degree was 30.2 percent for the state and 12.5 percent of Salinas residents. The United States Census Bureau also showed the poverty rate in Salinas was 14.6 percent compared to 14.4 percent for the entire state.[4]

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