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Multnomah Education Service District Zone 4 Position 4

Special districts in Oregon are formed to govern specific resources. Examples are people’s utility districts, library districts, sewer districts, irrigation districts, ports and cemetery districts. Some districts get revenue only from taxes. Others, such as water districts, get revenue from ratepayers. Others may combine the two sources. Each district is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for the operation of the district and its financial accountability. ( https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/198.010 )Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered voter and a resident of the district for 1 year. Employees of the district are not eligible. ORS 334.090(5) and (6)Salary: A member of the governing body of a district may receive an amount not to exceed $50 for each day or portion thereof as compensation for services performed as a member of the governing body. Such compensation shall not be deemed lucrative. The governing body may provide for reimbursement of a member for actual and reasonable traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred by a member in performing official duties. [1971 c.403 §2; 1983 c.327 §2; 1983 c.740 §53a; 1989 c.517 §1; 1995 c.79 §74]In Event of Vacancy: Except as otherwise provided by law, a vacancy in an elected office in the membership of the governing body of a district shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the governing body. If a majority of the membership of the governing body is vacant or if a majority cannot agree, the vacancies shall be filled promptly by the county court of the county in which the administrative office of the district is located. [ORS 198.320]

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    Jessica Arzate
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  • Gabriel Braet
    (N)

Información Biográfica

The District provides a wide range of important services to school districts and students. Describe one or two functions of the Education Service District that offer you an opportunity to address challenges faced by students because of the pandemic.

Voters are often less familiar with the functions of the Education Service Districts than they are with their local school districts. What specifically motivated you to serve on the ESD Board?

Outline your plan to use District funding as efficiently as possible to provide necessary services to as many students as possible.

El Distrito proporciona una amplia gama de importantes servicios a los distritos escolares y al estudiantado. Describa una o dos funciones del Distrito de Servicios Educativos con las que usted pueda atender los desafíos que enfrenta el sector estudiantil debido a la pandemia.

La población votante suele no estar tan enterada de las funciones de los Distritos de Servicios Educativos como de sus distritos escolares locales. ¿Qué le motivó específicamente para trabajar en la Junta de Servicios Educativos del Distrito?

Mencione un plan para usar el financiamiento de los Distritos de la manera más eficiente posible para proporcionar los servicios necesarios a la mayor cantidad posible de estudiantes.

Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://www.votearzate.com
Town Where You Live Gresham, OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons 10+ years of experience as an educator and cross-sector systems collaborator. Proven ability to develop diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that result in measurable outcomes. I have spent the last three years leading a dynamic team and acting as one of three organizational decision-makers. My scope of work has ranged from program supervision to building and sustaining relationships and collaborative efforts with school/district leaders, educational nonprofits, families, and community.
County Multnomah County
Term 4 years
This year, our kids have experienced unprecedented challenges. Though our kids are resilient, the impacts of the pandemic are still not fully clear. As we transition out of the pandemic, we need leadership that is connected to kids and their families and supports multiple pathways for student success. The close connection MESD staff have to students and their families has created opportunities for staff and district leadership to quickly shift into action. Additionally, there is significant evidence that there has been considerable learning loss among students. Students who are seeking multiple pathways to graduation with a standard diploma and post-secondary options can enroll at Helensview. MESD provides a powerful platform to lift students up through its resources and collaborative relationships with school districts that serve our communities’ students.
The MESD serves eight school districts in Multnomah County by providing critical resources like school nurses, educational support for students in the justice system and students with disabilities, outdoor school, and technology services that strengthen students and schools in our community. Education is my life, both personally and professionally. I understand the challenges of the vulnerable student populations MESD serves because I’ve faced similar challenges as a product of alternative education. Statewide, we are seeing a rapidly diversifying K12 student population and this fuels my passion and eagerness to make sure Multnomah County becomes a thriving city for everyone. I believe that Multnomah County is filled with individuals who share that same passion and will work tirelessly to advocate for our most vulnerable.
As the MESD Vice-Chair, I bring the experience and track record with community to lead and will continue to:

-Improve inclusive and comprehensive education. This means education that is inclusive of and centers family voice and community so that we build a strong, resilient region.

-Increase and maintain the diversity of the educator workforce. A diverse educator workforce is an important strategy for improving learning especially for students of color and for closing opportunity gaps. It will take intentional and ongoing support to build a stable and diverse educator workforce.

-Support trauma-informed practices and mental health support for students. Our students have experienced unimaginable challenges and grief this past year. I will prioritize strategies that support kids and their families having the ability to provide.

-Support statewide equitable systems. Ensuring that resources are allocated to students that have been historically or are currently underserved.

Este año, nuestros niños han pasado por desafíos sin precedentes. Aunque nuestros niños son resistentes, los impactos de la pandemia aún no están completamente claros. Mientras salimos de la pandemia, necesitamos un liderazgo que esté conectado con los niños y sus familias y que apoye múltiples caminos para el éxito de los estudiantes. La conexión que el personal de MESD tiene con los estudiantes y sus familias ha creado oportunidades para que el personal y el liderazgo del distrito se pongan en acción rápidamente. Adicionalmente, existe evidencia significativa de que ha habido una pérdida considerable de aprendizaje entre los estudiantes. Los estudiantes que buscan múltiples vías para graduarse con un diploma estándar y opciones postsecundarias pueden inscribirse en Helensview. MESD proporciona una plataforma poderosa para elevar a los estudiantes a través de sus recursos y relaciones de colaboración con los distritos escolares que sirven a los estudiantes de nuestras comunidades.
El MESD proporciona servicios a ocho distritos escolares en el condado de Multnomah incluyendo recursos críticos como enfermeras escolares, apoyo educativo para estudiantes en el sistema de justicia y estudiantes con discapacidades, escuelas al aire libre y servicios tecnológicos que fortalecen a los estudiantes y las escuelas de nuestra comunidad. La educación es mi vida, tanto personal como profesionalmente. Entiendo los desafíos de las poblaciones estudiantiles vulnerables a las que sirve MESD porque me he enfrentado a desafíos similares como producto de la educación alternativa. En todo el estado, estamos viendo una población de estudiantes de K12 que se diversifica rápidamente y esto alimenta mi pasión y entusiasmo por asegurarme de que el condado de Multnomah se convierta en una ciudad próspera para todos. Creo que el condado de Multnomah está lleno de personas que comparten la misma pasión y trabajarán incansablemente para defender a nuestros más vulnerables.
Como Vicepresidenta de MESD, tengo la experiencia y conexión con la comunidad para liderar y continuaré a:

-Mejorar la educación inclusiva. Esto significa una educación que sea inclusiva y centre la voz de la familia y la comunidad para que podamos construir una región fuerte y resiliente.

-Aumentar y mantener la diversidad de la fuerza laboral de los educadores. Una fuerza diversa de educadores es una estrategia importante para mejorar el aprendizaje, especialmente para los estudiantes de color y para cerrar las brechas de oportunidades. Se necesitará apoyo intencional y continuo para construir una fuerza laboral educativa estable y diversa.

-Apoyar prácticas informadas sobre trauma y apoyo de salud mental para estudiantes. Daré prioridad a las estrategias que apoyen a los niños y sus familias para que tengan la capacidad de prosperar.

-Apoyar sistemas equitativos en todo el estado. Segurare que los recursos se asignen a los estudiantes que históricamente han sido desatendidos.
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