Name : Dawn Monica Perfect
Place of residence : Ramona, CA
Attended college : Yes
College : Palomar College
Degree : General Studies
Year of graduation : 1997
Job titles held : NA
Employers : NA
Party affiliation : Republican
Running for position: Ramona Unified Governing Board
First elected: 04 November 2008
Previous elective offices : None
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None
Name : Dawn Perfect
1) I am good with money. I can squeeze a nickel until the Indian is riding the Buffalo. Really, I do have experience with accounting for a variety of both for profit and non profit groups and have been a leader of fiscal responsibility on the School Board.
In my 4 years on the Board we have reduced the number of administrators from 31 down to 24, and we have also reduced the compensation of those remaining administrators, principals and supervisors. We have just negotiated a salary reduction of our classified staff, reducing compensation for this year by 9 percent and by 12 percent in each of the next 2 years.
In a district where 90 percent of our budget is salary and benefits, these cuts were painful but absolutely necessary. I also resolve to continue difficult negotiations with our Teachers Union so that our District can securely stay afloat.
2) I take my job seriously. Sure, it's a volunteer job, no salary or stipend, but I am of Ramona and plan to stay in Ramona. What happens in our schools affects our entire town. The kids that graduate from our schools are the ones that go out into our workforce and someday will be the leaders of their families and of our town. We need to teach them values and teach them the skills they need to be productive adults.
3) I am trustworthy and accessible. You can count on me to do the right thing even when its hard or not popular. And, if there is something you think I should know, or if you have a question, you can ALWAYS reach me. I'm in the phone book, on Facebook, on Google or just about anywhere you might look. Or, just stop me when you see me around town.
Remember Dawn Perfect, Ramona School Board when you mark your ballot!