‘Jordan is Setting a Great Example’ Says School Board Hopeful Megan Kerr

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Megan Kerr is running for LBUSD Board.

District 1 School Board candidate Megan Kerr praised Jordan High School Principal Shawn Ashley and the Long Beach Unified School District for the timely progress of its new construction project.

“The Long Beach School Board has committed to making Jordan High School construction a priority. The school will be completely overhauled, and by the time the work is done, it will be a modern space for high school students to learn, play, and create.”

“Between now and 2018, Jordan will have constructed new buildings with modern classrooms – including classrooms for art and music, a new cafeteria building, and a large open-air quad with large trees, grass, and seating areas for students to eat lunch and congregate. Jordan is also adding on an additional tennis court, going from five to six.”

Kerr noted that these improvements are emblematic of the direction she wants to see the LBUSD move in as a whole.

“Jordan is setting a great example here by thinking big and thinking about the future. I want all of our schools to be world-class institutions, and I look forward to working with school administrators in District 1 and across the LBUSD to make this happen. I’m excited about the progress that Jordan is making and I promise to help them see this process through, in whatever capacity I can help.”

Megan Kerr is a lifetime Long Beach resident and parent with 12 years of service to Long Beach schools. A volunteer and PTA member in the LBUSD and a dedicated advocate for education funding in California, Megan has worked in school programs, organized rallies and information panels, and led meetings with stakeholders across the district. As School Board Liaison for the Long Beach Council PTA, Megan was recognized by teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders for her leadership during the 2010 state budget crisis, traveling to Sacramento to advocate directly with elected representatives for Long Beach’s education priorities. Megan and her husband, Andy, live in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood where they have raised their three children, Christian, Evan, and Emma, who all still attend LBUSD schools.

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