Jennifer Magee

Experienced, Principled, Innovative

Today is a new day. Welcome to the official site of Jennifer Magee, your source of information about her campaign for Buckeye Union School Board.  Learn about upcoming events, updates on the issues, history and background, and so much more. Please feel free to browse the website where you will find all you need to know about Jennifer Magee and how she will ensure a safe and inclusive future for all students in the Buckeye Union School District.

Experienced

As a 24 year resident of El Dorado County with 5 children who have passed through our local schools, I see areas for improvement.  I will put my experience as both a parent and a lawyer who specializes in juvenile law to work for you and make our schools  more responsive to meeting all students’ needs across the learning spectrum.

Principled

I will ask tough questions and make fiscally responsible decisions to address this year’s projected budget shortfall of more than 2 million dollars.

Innovative

I will listen to your concerns and address the current needs of children in the district.  We are faced with new challenges during the coronavirus pandemic and need to insure our children have safe and productive schools to grow in.

 

Why Your Vote Counts

I want to understand your concerns and work collaboratively to achieve even greater excellence throughout Buckeye Union School District. With your support on November 3, we can navigate our schools through these challenging times together.


CHANGE IS NEEDED
I attended the August 19 Buckeye Union School District board meeting via Zoom.  I was extremely concerned to witness a unanimous Board approve both pay raises and contract extensions for the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, while simultaneously reporting a 2 million dollar shortfall in this year’s District budget.  Not a single question was asked by any current board member about the fiscal responsibility of doing this nor the impact this might have on the teachers, staff and families in the District who may experience layoffs or other budget cuts to make up for this shortfall.  As an attorney who has spent 22 of my 30 year career working for governmental entities, I have experienced first hand that administration takes pay cuts to retain staff and does not receive pay raises during economic crises.  We need a change on the Buckeye Union School Board and board members willing to ask tough questions and provide needed oversight.  If elected I will be that board member.

MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE 

I have the experience to be your next school board member and to thoughtfully lead our schools during these difficult times.


For the past 24 years, I lived in El Dorado County where my 5 children attended local schools.  I experienced our local schools as a parent of both a special needs student and an advanced placement college bound student.


I learned from my kids that there are many paths to a good place in life.  My youngest child graduated from high school in 2018 and is a Junior at U.C.L.A.  Two of my other children are college graduates; one is a paramedic and the other works for the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Another child works designing doors and is starting a custom furniture business.  My oldest child is a graphic artist.


Through my professional experience as an attorney over the past 30 years, I worked with children experiencing abuse, neglect, truancy and delinquency in juvenile court. I am currently a Senior Deputy County Counsel and have been a certified specialist in Juvenile Law since 2006.


I would like to address the current needs of children in the district and the supports available to them. I have ideas to help families during the coronavirus pandemic with mentoring and tutoring by older students through video conferencing. 


I see areas to improve our schools. I will make our schools more responsive to meeting all students’ needs across the learning spectrum. I will implement better screening programs to identify and support at risk pre-teens early so that they can experience more positive outcomes in high school.  I will enhance interfacing between elementary schools and services to support students experiencing abuse and neglect and those living in foster care.


I want to understand your concerns and work collaboratively to achieve even greater excellence throughout Buckeye Union School District. With your support on November 3, we can navigate our schools through these challenging times together.

 
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Current Issues

Below are links to resources for examining current issues facing our local school district.  Assessing the safety of the Buckeye District’s reopening plan is of paramount importance to parents, educators and the community at large.  
1) The first link is to an article published August 6, 2020 that identifies 11 key aspects to look at when evaluating the safety of any school reopening plan during the coronavirus pandemic.

2) The second link is to an article that provides guidance on supporting kids mental health during COVID.

 

Contact Us!

Thank you for your interest in Jennifer Magee for Buckeye Union School Board. If you have a question, concern, or would simply like to get in touch, please see the information below.

3086 Muir Woods Dr
El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County 95762
USA

916-761-0911

 
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