General Election 2022

Esther Hickman

2022 School Candidate Esther Hickman with trees in background
Election Date
Nov 8, 2022
Candidate Type
School Board
Parent/Educational Volunteer
Candidate Statement in English

I’m a parent of a child in the district, and an Alum of the former Juan Cabrillo (K-5), Malibu Park (6-8), Santa Monica High School (91’) and UCLA. I believe in the promise of our public schools because a world class education benefits both students and the quality of our communities. 

When elected I will remain laser focused on:  

Small Class Sizes and Quality Education 

As one of the most well-funded districts in the state, we must reduce class sizes, increase enrollment, and challenge all students to perform at their very best. 

A Culture that brings people together 

Whether or not we have kids in the district, we love our kids and care about their safety, health, happiness and educational outcomes.  I want to increase parent and community involvement so that our schools reflect OUR values and goals. 

Fiscal Transparency and Accountability 

It’s time to change the way our district does business at the expense of our students.  We must put an end to costly lawsuits, pricey consultants, vanity construction, real estate transactions, bloated administrative costs, and never-ending bonds. 

It’s time to restore our schools to their world-class status by committing to student centered leadership! 

Vote Esther Hickman for SMMUSD School Board.

Declaración del candidato en Español

Soy madre de un niño en el distrito y ex Alumna de la ex Escuela Juan Cabrillo (K-5), Malibu Park (6-8), Escuela Secundaria Santa Monica (91') y UCLA (Universidad de California, Los Angeles). Creo en la promesa de nuestras escuelas públicas porque una educación de clase mundial beneficia tanto a los estudiantes como a la calidad de nuestras comunidades. 

Cuando sea elegida me mantendré enfocada en: 

El Tamaño Reducido de las Clases y la Educación de Calidad 

Como uno de los distritos mejor financiados del estado, debemos reducir el tamaño de las clases, aumentar la inscripción y animar a todos los estudiantes a rendir al máximo. 

Una Cultura que une a la gente 

Independientemente de que tengamos o no hijos en el distrito, amamos a nuestros niños y nos preocupamos por su seguridad, salud, felicidad y resultados educativos. Quiero aumentar la participación de los padres y de la comunidad para que nuestras escuelas reflejen NUESTROS valores y objetivos. 

Transparencia y Responsabilidad Fiscal 

Es hora de cambiar la forma en que nuestro distrito realiza su tarea a expensas de nuestros estudiantes. Debemos poner fin a los costosos juicios, a los costosos consultores, a la construcción de tocadores, a las transacciones de bienes raíces, a los excesivos gastos administrativos y a los interminables bonos. 

¡Es hora de devolver a nuestras escuelas su estatus de clase mundial comprometiéndonos a un liderazgo centrado en los estudiantes! 

Vote por Esther Hickman para la Junta Escolar del SMMUSD (Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Monica-Malibu).

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Election Events

Jul 15, 2024
Nomination Period (First Day to pick up nomination papers from Candidate Workshop at 10 AM and from City Clerk's Office by appointment)
Aug 9, 2024
Nomination Filing Period (Last Day to file Nomination Papers at City Clerk's Office)
Aug 14, 2024
Extended Nomination Period (Last day to file papers at Clerk's Office, if an incumbent does not file)
Aug 15, 2024
Candidate Statements: Last day to withdraw, if filing period not extended
Aug 15, 2024
Secretary of State: Public drawing to determine order of names on ballot


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