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As a San Mateo-Foster City School Board Trustee, Chelsea supported & continues to advocate for:

  • fiscally prudent and sustainable planning for long-term growth, equity and socioeconomic balance in our District;
  • increased communication about and accessibility to the Magnet and Theme School enrollment opportunities in our District;
  • realistic and consistent District communication and engagement with our community on issues of equity and goals for increased achievement for all students, consistent with the implementation of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP);
  • increased and varied opportunities for parents and community members to actively provide input about and participate in discussions concerning District planning and decisions;
  • parent/teacher/student-involved and district supported implementation of the new Common Core State Standards & Smarter Balanced tests and integration of technology into everyday learning;
  • District funding of Physical Education, Music & Art Programming for all students;
  • efforts to support our students by making wellness and nutrition a priority;
  • implementation of logical and consistent strategies for safety at school sites;
  • a unified calendar for all schools in our District;
  • efforts to reduce class size; and
  • increased communication about G.A.T.E. assessment, placement and programming.

Chelsea continues to support programs and policies that are consistent with high expectations for student achievement for all students & long-term solutions for enrollment growth and equitable opportunities district-wide.  

Chelsea is currently working alongside other parents in a Special Education Policy Coalition ( with the goal of improving systems and practice in local districts to achieve better educational and social outcomes for students with special needs, as well as identifying opportunities for policy improvement and advocating for district, state and federal policy reform to better realize the important goals of special education.


Chelsea Bonini for San Mateo City Council 2017 FPPC ID#1397129 (updated 6.21.17)
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