I’m Valerie Arkin
and I’m Running for School Board

Val-1I am excited to run for re-election to the Pleasanton School Board! Being a Board member for the past 8 years, I have worked hard to represent our wonderful community and to make decisions that benefit our children.  

We have a high-achieving school district with many programs for students, but there is still work to do.  I believe that ALL students can learn and succeed if given the appropriate resources and opportunities.  Our students have many AP classes to choose from, ROP courses, STEM courses, Academies in the high schools, as well as many stellar music and sports programs.  Reading interventions are a priority of mine since data shows that kids who read proficiently at an early age are more likely to succeed academically in later years.  Future academic success depends on it.  That is why I will continue to advocate for reading interventions, instructional coaches, and other programs to address this need.  Fiscal responsibility with taxpayer dollars is another priority.  The accountability to the public with public funds is something I feel strongly about.  Communication and transparency is also very important.  I will continue to look for ways to engage the community in the public process.  I am accessible and approachable and I welcome stakeholder input.  

I have devoted all of my time for the past eight years to representing you.  I have had two children attend and graduate from Pleasanton schools and my youngest child is a high school student at AVHS.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries.  

If you are interested in volunteering with my campaign, please contact me.  My personal email is valerie@arkinhome.com.  I look forward to continuing my service and I would appreciate your support!