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Erik Engle

Mary Strobridge wins Cuesta trustee election

By ERIK ENGLE With a focus on increasing faculty salaries in order to retain quality teachers, Mary Strobridge won San Luis Obispo County’s 5th District Cuesta College Board of Trustees Seat with 55 percent of the vote, getting 5,099 votes. Her opponent George Galvan had 4,091 votes. “I’m going to see how the other members […]... (Continue Reading)

Mary Strobridge’s election story

Special to the CCN by Erik Engle Cuesta College has come a long way since it almost lost its accreditation in 2012, but many improvements are still needed says Cuesta Board of Trustees candidate and long-time elementary school teacher Mary Strobridge. Even though the faculty received a 5 percent pay raise retroactive to July 1, […]... (Continue Reading)

George Galvan’s election story

Special to CCN by Erik Engle George Galvan had to make many tough decisions during his 11 years on the board of trustees in the Atascadero Unified School District, but none were more tough than the decision to lay off 18 faculty members in 2010 as a result of budget cuts, he said. “I think […]... (Continue Reading)