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Hi!  My name is Martha Alvarado. I am an elementary school teacher with over two decades of experience in the public school system. I believe that public education is a sacred institution of our government which should be preserved and properly equipped to prepare our children for the future. I am the product of public schools as is my son Pedro. He is a Vista Unified graduate who attended Temple Heights Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School and Vista High School.

His teachers supported him along his journey and helped him reach his true potential as a student and a global citizen. His positive experience as a student of Vista public schools afforded him many options after high school. However, not every student in Vista Unified schools has had that same experience. I am running for re-election for Vista School Board to ensure all students have the same opportunities my son had.

The District

The Vista Unified School District is one of north San Diego County's largest educational agencies. It is comprised of 29 schools which serve over 20,000 students ranging from preschool to high school.  The district spans 39 square miles including most of Vista, a large portion of eastern Oceanside, some unincorporated areas, and even areas of Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista Unified also includes one of the county’s largest adult-education programs with approximately 3,000 students enrolled each year.

Schools in the district include: sixteen elementary schools, five middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, two alternative high schools, two schools for students with special needs, one blended learning/independent study middle/high school, five independent charter schools, one adult school.

Area 3

Area 3 encompasses the eastern edge of Oceanside and the southwestern corner of Vista. It ranges from Town Center North on it's northern extremity and is bounded by the Highway 78 at it's southern end.

Schools in Area 3 include: Empresa Elementary, Grapevine Elementary, Temple Heights Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, and Casita Center for Technology, Science, and Math

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