The Dublin Unified School District will welcome three re-elected board members during a swearing in ceremony tonight at the school board meeting.
Recently re-elected Board Trustees Dan Cunningham, Amy Miller and Greg Tomlinson will take the oath of office. Supervisor Scott Haggerty will administer the oath.
All three board members are incumbents and beat out 18-year-old Austin Ogden in the Nov. 6 election.
David Haubert, who had served on the board for ten years, was elected and sworn into the Dublin City Council on Dec. 4. Haubert will be recognized for his service.
Haubert sent out this email on Tuesday night:
Tomorrow night will end 10 years of service to the Dublin Unified School District as Board Trustee. Well, it technically ended last Tuesday when I was sworn in as Dublin City Councilman, but tomorrow night the School Board will say a final farewell.
I invite everyone to attend, but knowing that this is not possible for all of you I’d like to take a moment and thank all my friends at DUSD, and everyone else on copy of this note and to say that I am truly honored and grateful to have served you these amazing 10 years. There is no community in which I would rather live and raise my family and there is no community I would rather serve than Dublin!
When I started as a Trustee, DUSD was around 4000 students, our district API was 802, only one school was over 800 and our facilities were falling apart with leaky roofs, drafty windows in the winter and air conditioners that didn’t work when it got hot.
But one thing Dublin had going for it, and the one thing I would not trade for the world, is our Dublin Pride. This pride rallied and we passed two bond measures to re-build aging facilities and we passed a parcel tax to help make up for dwindling state funds. We hired one of the best Superintendents in the State of California to go along with teachers who were already some of the best in the state! We forged strong bonds and we proved that all children can learn.
As I leave Dublin Unified we are now well over 6500 students (and still growing to about 10,000+ in a few years!). The district API is now 901. All of our comprehensive schools are over 800 and several are well over the 900 mark. And, we have some of the best facilities around with more on the way. In Dublin we work hard and we reward success. In Dublin our students do not just survive, they thrive.
I’d like to think I had a small part in this success. And I will tell you it is just that, a very small part. The best I could do is to help set clear direction, to hire good people, who, in turn, hired more good people, to raise expectations and hold the system accountable for results. In the end it is the Dublin community and our Dublin pride that makes Dublin so successful.
Again, I am truly honored to have served these past 10 years with such a great group of people. I will miss my fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Hanke, in whom I trust entirely to continue to do a great job. I will miss all of you at DUSD, forever in your debt for allowing me to serve you. As I look ahead to the next chapter in my life and all the new challenges that wait for me on the city council I am eager and thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve you. And, as your Councilman I promise to continue to support our schools for as long as you will allow me to do so!