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25 Sep
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Cindy Endorsed by CVUSD Staff

Cindy is honored to announce:

The local chapter of the California School Employees Association, which represents CVUSD’s classified (non-teaching) staff members, announced today it endorses Cindy Goldberg for a seat on the Conejo Valley Unified board of trustees.

Classified employees do the essential work that keeps our schools up and running. These extraordinary workers keep our campuses safe, clean and efficient. Most importantly, they strive to improve the lives of our students every day.

From the time students arrive each morning to the time they head home at the end of the day, every aspect of their educational experience is impacted by a classified school employee. From the classroom to the playground, the school cafeteria to the school office – classified employees make a difference in the daily life of student.

“Congratulations on receiving this endorsement, and your desire to wisely represent CVUSD’s Classified Staff, who support our Fabulous Teachers, supporting our AMAZING STUDENTS!!”

-Debbie Hanna
CSEA Chapter 620 President
September 24, 2018

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20 May
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Cindy Endorsed by CVUSD Board Member Pat Phelps

“I am so proud and excited to endorse Cindy Goldberg as candidate for the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Board of Education. If you have not yet heard of Cindy, you soon will as she is a pillar in this community, and well known by many. Cindy has spent the past 15 years in the Conejo working on behalf of kids and schools. She has had a tremendous positive impact on our community in her role as Executive Director of the Conejo Schools Foundation. In addition to her paid job, Cindy has been a Super volunteer within the CVUSD. Cindy currently serves as the chairperson of the District Advisory Council (DAC). The primary purpose of DAC, a committee of the school board, is parent involvement. I have attended many DAC meetings as an observer, and I am continually impressed by Cindy’s calm, professional leadership. She has helped to organize, facilitate, and lead excellent, and engaging meetings. Parents share ideas and best practices among themselves and bring them back to their school sites. Insights are then shared with the school board through monthly reports.

Cindy is kind, balanced, professional, and non-partisan. She understands how the district works, and she has good relationships with all stakeholders. She is the perfect person to right the ship on our school board and calm the waters. I have been a CVUSD trustee for 20 years, and I can’t think of a better candidate to join the board. I feel confident retiring knowing that someone of Cindy’s caliber and character will be on the board. I hope that you’ll all join me in voting for Cindy on November 6th. “– Pat Phelps

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11 May
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Cindy Endorsed by Unified Association of Conejo Teachers

Thousand Oaks, CA- On May 7, 2018, the Representative Council of the Unified Association of Conejo
Teachers (UACT), the union representing the classroom teachers and other certificated employees of the Conejo
Valley Unified School District, voted unanimously to endorse Bill Gorback, Cindy Goldberg, and Jenny
Fitzgerald for the CVUSD School Board. The Representative Council is the policy-making body of UACT
which is comprised of representatives from each school site and job classification.

“Our Representative Council deliberated long and hard about this decision,” said Randy Smith,
President of UACT. “In the end, we felt these three community members are best-suited to move us into the
next era of the CVUSD. We have successfully maintained a positive working relationship with the current
board even though we have disagreed with some of the decisions that have been made in the past. Despite that,
UACT has decided to put its support behind candidates we feel will maintain the Board’s focus on productive
discourse, governance, and insuring a high-quality education for all of our students.” Doug Freed, UACT
Political Action Chair said, “We followed our historical practice of written and oral interview questions for all
eight of the declared candidates. Our interview panel deliberated into the early hours of the morning- it was not
an easy decision given how many quality candidates there are. The decision to start the process this early was
also one we did not arrive at easily. This election is far too important for us to wait until the fall to get started.
We need to take a different approach to our campaign and get our members and community educated about Bill,
Cindy, and Jenny immediately.” Susan Pease, elementary teacher said, “I am really excited about our decision.
These three amazing people have a proven track record of dedication to education, the CVUSD, and have an
understanding of what we do in our classrooms every day.”

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01 Apr
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Cindy for CVUSD Candidacy Announcement

Cindy Goldberg announces candidacy for CVUSD Board of Education.
Student and parent advocate launches school board campaign in the Conejo Valley.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (April 2, 2018) — Cindy Goldberg, executive director of the Conejo Schools Foundation and chairperson for the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) District Advisory Council (DAC), has announced her intention to run for a seat on the CVUSD Board of Education (BOE) this fall. The election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Goldberg’s campaign will focus on her passion for and ability to advance measurable student-centered outcomes, her priority to cultivate a united team of board trustees whose leadership will foster collaboration and mutual trust among themselves and all stakeholders, and her emphasis on providing careful and transparent fiscal stewardship of district resources.

Goldberg has a 15-year proven track record in the CVUSD, culminating from her experience in the classroom; involvement with both PTSAs and school site councils at the elementary, middle and high school levels; her roles on various CVUSD committees that focused on budget, homework policy and Career Technical Education (CTE); her position on the Measure I Campaign Steering Committee; and beyond.

“Cindy is a tremendous asset to the CVUSD,” said Dianne McKay, College District Board Trustee. “Her commitment to a student-first approach has undoubtedly made a positive impact on the environment provided to students, and her comprehensive experience and close relationships with all CVUSD stakeholders — the BOE, superintendent, administration, teachers and parents — makes her an excellent choice for the board this November.”

Currently, Goldberg works closely with the district on student-first policies through her position as the executive director of the Conejo Schools Foundation, a Conejo Valley-based nonprofit that mobilizes resources and partners with the community to protect, strengthen and grow quality educational experiences for all CVUSD students. In her role, Goldberg has contributed to the development and implementation of specific programs such as Cash for Classrooms, summer school, parent education workshops in conjunction with BreakThrough and beyond.

Selected as one of The Thousand Oaks Acorn’s top 10 community members in 2017 for her work in the CVUSD, Goldberg’s main focus is always on the students.

“As a parent leader and executive director of the CSF, I have had the opportunity to work closely with teachers, administrators and parents. While there is so much good happening in the CVUSD, there is more we can do for our students. I want to put my experience and unique perspective into greater service and that’s why I look forward to serving on the school board.”

In addition, Goldberg serves as chairperson for DAC, a committee comprised of parent representatives from each of the schools who advise the BOE on matters related to educational programs, policies and procedures. In this capacity, Goldberg ensures that the council establishes and maintains intra-district communications and encourages the sharing of needs, accomplishments and activities in order to support a high-quality school system.

Goldberg graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a bachelor’s degree in history. A current CVUSD parent, she has three children, two of whom are CVUSD graduates. She resides in Thousand Oaks with her husband Gil, and has lived in the Conejo Valley since 2003.

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