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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Alta Loma School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Caryn Payzant

Alta Loma School District Member, Governing Board
11,549 votes (30.02%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue to Provide for Exceptional Student Achievement. The Alta Loma School District has some of the highest state and federal test scores in San Bernardino County.
  • Maintain Fiscal Responsibility. Our School Board's core values include no deficit spending and following conservative financial principles.
  • Secure Safe Schools. With the Passage of Measure H in 2017, the Alta Loma School District has implemented new key-less entries and campus wide lock down capabilities at all of our sites as well as update antiquated phone systems.



Profession:Trustee- Alta Loma School District
Board of Trustees Member, Alta Loma School District — Elected position (1993–current)


Caryn Payzant has been a resident of Alta Loma since 1987. A graduate of California State University-Northridge, Caryn and her husband of 37 years, Kevin, have raised three children who attended Alta Loma schools. Today, her immediate family consists of her adult children, two sons-in-law, and four active grandsons.     Through the years, Caryn has proven herself to be a strong, active leader for the youth and families of Alta Loma.  Her service in the local community has included church volunteer service overseeing youth and women programs as well as the Public Affairs Director from 2008 to 2018. She has been the PTA Secretary and President at Victoria Groves School; on the Alta Loma School Board 1993 to present; a Founding Member of the Rancho Cucamonga Service Council 2012; and a member of the Rancho Cucamonga Service Council Executive Board 2012-2017. In that capacity, she promoted volunteer opportunities and recognitions throughout the city. For her work on the Service Council, she was awarded the CPRS Distict XI Community Champion Award in 2016.   Other education endeavors have inclluded representing the Alta Loma School District's employees and families on the San Bernardino County level as a member of the San Bernardino County School Boards Association Executive Board since 1997, serving as President, Vice-President and Secretary. On the State level, she has served as a Delegate Assembly Member, overseeing policy decisions for the California School Boards Association (CSBA) since 1997. Also, with CSBA, she has served on the Annual Education Conference Committee for 3 terms (one year as Conference Chair), a member of the Nominating Committee, a member of the Professional Governance Standards Committee, and currently, a member of the Legislation Committee.   Caryn worked tirelessly for 8 years with the Association of Low Wealth Schools to get legislation passed to equalize funding for California schools.    In her free time, Caryn enjoys getting together with family, reading, baking, sewing, exercising, and ogling at sunsets.              

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Since 1993, I have had the privilege of overseeing the outstanding Alta Loma School District. My proven leadership will continue to offer: · Trust: My first priority has always been to insure a quality education for all of the district’s students. I advocate and uphold high standards in directing our children’s future. · Experience: I am familiar with the district’s funding, budget, and policies, enabling me to make sound, qualified decisions. Highly qualified staff guides our students’ academic success. Our curriculum and programs reflect sound, educational practices. Class size remains the lowest in our area. Measure H funds are being used to insure 21st Century education opportunities. · Dedication: I am passionate about our children’s education. I visit all of our campuses regularly, observing firsthand what is happening in our classrooms. I am available to parents and staff, assisting and supporting communication between home, school, and the community. I am a strong voice in representing, promoting, and protecting the district’s interests by serving on boards of County and State educational organizations.


Meeting the challenge of monitoring constant changes to education funding, curriculum, and testing requires the stability of dedicated, experienced, and trusted leadership. I would be honored and grateful for your continued support.

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