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Rosa E. Latios: Save children from failing

October 31, 2002

RACE FOR HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Name: Rosa E. Latios

Age: 29

Occupation: Behavioral/educational consultant

Family: Mother Raquel Latios; fiance Andrew Patterson; brother

Alex Latios.

Community Activities: Member of the Huntington Harbour Republican

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Women Federated.

Education: Bachelor's in psychology from UCLA; attended Western

State University College of Law

Favorite Leader: My father, Ruben Latios, Princess Diana,

President George W. Bush

Contact Information: (562) 688-8001; rlatios@hotmail.com.

LATIOS ON:

* STUDENT SAFETY:

After-school programs that children can attend in the event that

they miss the bus or parents are unable to pick them up. Parent

workshops on how to make the environment their children are in safe

-- e.g., awareness of their surroundings at all times, warning signs

in others that could be suspect, discussion of the potential dangers

that exist, role play what the children should do in the event they

are faced with a danger. Buddy systems among the children and parents

so that no child is left unattended.

* RAISING STUDENT TEST SCORES:

Tutors for individual instruction. This may encompass discussion

sections that students can attend to receive additional instruction.

Workshops made available to children on strategies that may be

utilized for test taking -- i.e., techniques on how to relax in the

face of test anxiety.

Attending educational conferences in order to see what is being

implemented in other schools around the nation and the world.

* FISCAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DISTRICT:

Fiscal accountability -- i.e., extensive research prior to

spending the funds that are available. Looking at long term goals and

weighing the cost of funding early intervention programs vs. what it

would cost for continued funding four.

* BIGGEST ISSUE FACING THE DISTRICT:

Approximately 33% of the students in Huntington Beach City's

School District at any given time are failing; and inadequate and

inefficient resources for children with special needs.

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