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Advocating for lower class sizes and focusing on increasing student achievement while navigating the new Common Core standards are some of my primary goals for the next four years.

Expanding renowned GATE programs to more schools in OVSD and advocating for more innovative magnet school programs like the newly opened STEAM program at Lake View are top priorities for me.

Ocean View School District is on the right track, with stable and experienced administrative leadership in the superintendent's office along with highly competent teachers and staff dedicated to students.

With our vision and plan for repairs and upgrades to school facilities, OVSD will be the premiere educational destination in Southern California providing upgraded and modern facilities along with first class learning opportunities.

As your school board president for three terms, I have built a team that makes partnerships, not politics, a priority. School improvement in the Ocean View School District is an ongoing process. Parents and teachers now have a seat at the table where quality education decisions are made. Our schools are on the right track, and I will continue to work diligently so that we can do even better. Despite our challenges, our students are involved caring citizens and academically motivated learners.

Measurable results include: improving student achievement, providing challenging academics, decreasing class sizes, and increasing the number of art, music, and after-school programs. We have also improved technology and are committed to providing safe and healthy learning environments for all students.

During my twenty-year career as a math and science teacher, I have learned the importance of actively listening and collaborating with parents, teachers, and staff to increase efficiency, resolve issues, and empower the people who work with our students. Students in the Ocean View School District are my top priority. I am proud to have been endorsed by hundreds of teachers, parents, and community members. I am proud to have been re-elected to serve the Ocean View School District Community for another term. Thank you for your support, we are Ocean View Strong!

News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Oak View Gym Update

Huntington Beach, CA- The OVSD Board of Trustees heard a detailed project presentation this past Tuesday night. The project is still in preparation phase and has yet to go to the State of CA for approval. Once it does, it is about an 8 month process for state approval. After that, construction can begin. The District will begin demolition of old structures in early summer 2018 and then construction of the new gym building shortly after that. The entire project will be done in June 2019. For more details, please click on this link, it will take you to OVSD's homepage to view the PowerPoint presentation from Tuesday's meeting. This outstanding project is being funded by Republic Services as part of the settlement won by OVSD with community determination to protect the health and welfare of children.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 11:24 AM

OVSD Fighting Childhood Hunger

OVSD fighting is childhood hunger. FREE summer meals program for all children up to 18yrs through August 31 at Westmont School in Westminster and at the Oak View Schools in Huntington Beach Monday to Friday from 12pm to 12:30pm.


Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:30 PM

OVSD board president attends Santiago Apostol event in Oak View

Huntington Beach, CA, July 29, 2017, Board President Clayton-Tarvin enjoys the wonderful performances today by Oak View School students at the Fiesta de Santiago Apostol in Huntington Beach. Ocean View School District's diverse student population enriches our beautiful city!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:09 PM

Huntington Beach leaders peek into the future with 25-year plan

Huntington Beach, July 11, 2017, What will Huntington Beach look like 25 years from now? Will the proposed mix of commingled industrial use and high density development create even more traffic, congestion, and pollution in HB? How will these proposed changes affect the Ocean View District and we serve students and families?
Land use, zoning, and urbanization issues dominate the HB General Plan Update and threaten to forever alter our city. The idea is to keep urbanization, gentrification, and loss of environmental controls in check. Gina Clayton-Tarvin will continue to advocate for OVSD and its residents. Never again will unfettered industrial uses be allowed next to sensitive receptors such as children and schools.

Note: After Gina Clayton-Tarvin and John Briscoe appeared in June at the City of HB Council Meeting to bring these growing concerns to the fore, Greg Mellen of the OC Register has covered this very important issue.


Friday, June 30, 2017 8:09 PM

Measure R Citizens Oversight Committee Chosen


Huntington Beach, June 27, 2017, the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees voted to approve the District’s 2017-2018 Measure R Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC). The COC, which will be comprised of 10 members, will provide oversight of Measure R bond expenditures. Measure R was passed by voters with 58.8% YES votes in November 2016 and will provide $169M in general obligation bonds for the improvement of school facilities in the Ocean View School District.

Applications were due to the District in early June and a Subcommittee of the Board, consisting of President Gina Clayton-Tarvin, Clerk John Briscoe, Superintendent Carol Hansen, and Deputy Superintendent Michael Conroy. The committee met to review applications and chose the final member appointees.

The Measure R Independent COC members, according to category, are:
• Business Representative(s) - Libbie Rector Knobbe & Donna Alexander
• Senior Citizen Group(s) - Ellen Riley & Gayle Wayne
• Taxpayer Organization Member - Gracey Larrea-Van Der Mark
• Parent of Child Enrolled in OVSD - Cheryl Delavega-Shyres
• Parent of Child Enrolled in OVSD, Active in Parent Group - Joe Miller & Vanessa Nalle
• At-Large Community Member(s) - Mark Bixby & Tom Ugland


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