Covina-Valley Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Covina-Valley Unified School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Covina-Valley Unified School District
Los Angeles County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Two seats on the School Board for Covina-Valley Unified School District were up for district wide elections on November 5, 2013. The school district canceled the scheduled election due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left Charles M. Kemp and Richard M. White as the default winners of the two at-large seats.

About the district


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Covina-Valley Unified School District is located in the Southeast Los Angeles County, California in Covina, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 47,407 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Covina (%) California (%)
White 58.5 57.6
Black or African American 4.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 11.9 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 4.8 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 52.4 37.6


Covina outperforms 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. Covina underperforms the rest of California when compared on the basis of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor's degree. The median household income in Covina was $67,638 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 23.1% of Covina residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.2% in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Covina was 10.4% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 85.7% of Covina residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[3]

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]

Method of board member selection

Covina-Valley Unified School District School Board consists of five members, all of whom are elected to four year terms. All board members represent the district at large. Board member terms are staggered so that at least two members, but no more than three are to be elected each odd numbered year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. There are no primary elections. Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The three remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.





No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Election history


On November 8, 2011, three seats on the Covina-Valley Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Darrell A. Myrick, Mary L. Hanes, and William L. Knoll were unopposed.

What was at stake?

Two at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, including the seats of the President and Vice-President. Incumbents Charles M. Kemp and Richard M. White filed seeking re-election and were running unopposed. The election was canceled and did not appear on the ballot.


AVID program

Covina-Valley Unified School District has adopted the AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program, a national system of college readiness, which helps to increase learning and academic performance. The program is for students in elementary grades through higher education to aid in achieving their goal of attending college. Sophomore AVID students were given a tour of Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, Cal State San Marcos, San Diego State, University of San Diego, and UC San Diego campuses. The purpose of the trip was to give AVID students exposure to non-local universities they may not have been able to visit in the future.[5]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Covina-Valley Unified School District election in 2013:[6]

Deadline Event
July 15, 2013 First day to file a petition of candidacy
August 9, 2013 Close of filing period for petition of candidacy
October 21, 2013 Last day to register to vote in school election
October 29, 2013 Final day to apply to vote by mail
November 5, 2013 Election Day

Additional elections on the ballot

The ballot for the November 5, 2013 election in Los Angeles County also featured elections for local and municipal positions, such as elections for City Clerk, City Treasurer, Mayor and City Council.[7]

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