Steve Woods

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Steve Woods
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Candidate, Baldwin Park Unified School District
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Steve Woods was a candidate for the Baldwin Park Unified School District in California. He lost during the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Woods was a candidate for the Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education. Woods is a small business owner.[1]

2013

See also: Baldwin Park Unified School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Woods ran against three other candidates, Teresa I. Vargas, David Lewis Muse and Carlos Lopez for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Election results

On November 5, 2013, two seats on the Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Teresa I. Vargas and Carlos Lopez defeated two challenging candidates.

Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education, General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa I. Vargas Incumbent 31.3% 2,110
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarlos Lopez 27.2% 1,828
     Nonpartisan David Lewis Muse 21.8% 1,470
     Nonpartisan Steve Woods 19.7% 1,324
Total Votes 6,732
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns," accessed December 12, 2013

Funding

Woods did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Endorsements

Woods did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

What was at stake?

Two at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013.

Issues

Charter schools

In June 2012, the Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of extending the contract for the Opportunities for Learning 2 charter school in for five additional years. The school is part of a study program with seven other locations throughout California focusing on at risk or homeless youths seeking a high school education. The school serves approximately 290 Baldwin Park Unified students.[2]

Misuse of federal funds

In 2011, Baldwin Park Unified School District was ordered to re-pay $1.5 million in order to avoid penalties and possible legal action after it was revealed the district misused funds allocated for student meals. From 2004-2008, the district used money allocated for feeding students to pay for banking fees and cleaning supplies. The district also banked a portion of the funds earning interest which caused them to exceed legal limits for reserve accounts. This was the second time Baldwin Park Unified School District was ordered to repay awarded student meal money. In 2006, the district was ordered to re-pay $1.6 million in student meal money it used instead on school cafeteria construction.[3]

About the district

See also: ABC Unified School District, California
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Baldwin Park Unified School District is located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the largest city in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 76,419 residents.[4]

Demographics

Baldwin Park underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Baldwin Park was $52,094 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 12.2% of Baldwin Park residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Baldwin Park was 16.0% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 56.5% of Baldwin Park residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Baldwin Park (%) California (%)
White 43.9 57.6
Black or African American 1.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.0
Asian 14.2 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 3.7 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 80.1 37.6

Demographics

Baldwin Park underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Baldwin Park was $52,094 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 12.2% of Baldwin Park residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Baldwin Park was 16.0% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 56.5% of Baldwin Park residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[7]

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