I am delighted to support Sam Neustadt, who is running for Yolo County superintendent of schools.
You may not have heard of Sam, and you may not know how crucial a role the county superintendent of schools plays in our children’s lives. The County Office of Education offers all those special services that our local school districts are not able to provide on their own.
Under the county superintendent, the county provides special education services for severely disabled students from birth to age 21. The county provides continuing education services to children expelled from local districts, plus a variety of training and other services. The county provides oversight of local districts’ financial operations, to make sure they stay financially stable. So, it is important that we have a professional, someone who knows K-12 education, overseeing the county office.
That person is Sam Neustadt. He has been an elementary school teacher for seven years, a principal of “distinguished” elementary schools for 10 years, a “visiting educator” at the State Department of Education, and, for the past 14 years, the assistant superintendent in charge of special education in Solano County.
Sam has lived in Yolo County while working in Solano County, and his daughter is graduating this year from Davis High. Sam is a professional educator in the public schools, not a county politician.
Please join me in supporting Sam Neustadt for Yolo County superintendent of schools on June 3!