Board Member Biography

Rachel Canchola - Re-Elect Rachel Canchola to School Board 2013

I would like to thank all of you who have supported me in my first term as your School Board member.

30 years ago, I was proud to be amongst the first female patrol officers with the Los Angeles Police Department. I am presently a Police Detective Sergeant and a single mother of a recent El Rancho High School graduate.

My professional experience as a law enforcement officer has taught me to ask the tough questions and not be afraid to hold the district bureaucrats accountable.

I have also made huge positive strides by establishing an attendance campaign that has increased our daily attendance rates and reduced the truancy rate in our schools; resulting in better test scores, enhanced graduation rates, and recovering much needed state funding.

Please join the Los Angeles Police Protective League, California School Employee Association-Local 107, Women for Education Excellence, and many of our students and parents in supporting my candidacy. It’s all about our kids.

Thank you and God bless.

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Five Point Plan

I will continue to demand governmental transparency to assure that our school district is utilizing our tax dollars responsibly.

Four years ago, I pledged that I would hold school administrators accountable to the community for our children's education. Today, you can see progress to that end. An entire new cabinet exists under the leadership of Mr. Martin Galindo. However, the district seems to take a few steps forward, with the hiring of Dr. Myrna Cote, but many steps back, with the re-hiring of Norbert Genis. The status quo board majority continues to drive the district back to low scores, nepotism and cronyism. Much work has been accomplished but so much more needs to be done.

The board of education has never held itself accountable. Not even under the direction of Board Member Joe Rivera who was board President twice in the last four years. Never has the board of education ever set goals for itself at the beginning of the year and evaluate itself at the end of the year. What worked? What didn't and why?

And, the status quo board majority who voted to re-hire Norbert Genis, has only evaluated a superintendent once, ever. Imagine, going to work, three days a week for a year and never having to be evaluated or answer to your superiors, ever. The loss of instructional minutes to our students in high school is unacceptable but managed to occur under the former superintendents watch. The API scores dropped and the budget still seems to upside down.

Our students are suffering from years of neglect and our teachers and staff have done more with less, better. This can not continue!

That is why I am running for re-election to a seat on the El Rancho Unified School board! With this election we have a chance to hire a new board that will hold itself and the superintendent accountable.

I will continue to make student achievement and graduation rates a top priority.

I will continue to make Education and School Safety a top priority.

I will continue to seek new school funding that will benefit our students, schools and our community.

I will continue to be a strong advocate for students, parents, and our employees.

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We need all the support that we can get this year.

Rachel will be spending Saturdays and Sundays reaching out to the community. She could use volunteers to join her walk to speak with neighbors, and making phone calls to voters.

Volunteer weekends in September: 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

Volunteer weekends will take place at: 4134 Amistad Ave., Pico Rivera, CA 90660 (map)

Healthy Snacks & Water will be provided.


Saturdays: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sundays: 3:30pm to 7:00pm

There will be a 15 minute pre-meeting before volunteers head out, and a short meet-up at the end of the day.

Remember to bring comfy shoes, plenty of sunscreen, and hats to stay out of the sun.

Phone Banking

Saturdays: 9:45am to 2:00pm
Sundays: 3:15pm to 7:00pm

Unlimited Calling Plans Appreciated

Campaign Events

 Next Event Coming Soon...

October 6, 2013 - Event Passed

"Dia De Los Muertos - Menudo Breakfast Fundraiser
8:00am - 12:00pm,
Campaign Headquarters
4134 Amistad Avenue, Pico Rivera, California 90660

Donation $10.00 includes one (1) large bowl of menudo, the fixings, coffee, water or soft drinks and corn tortillas.

Raffle and possibly La Lotteria will be played. Two big screen televisions televising football for the sports lovers.

Click Here to see our Raffle Winners

August 22, 2013 - Event Passed

Campaign Kick-off
5:00pm - 8:00pm,
Salsa Grill and Taqueria
6704 Rosemead Blvd, Pico Rivera, 90660

Thank you to everyone that was able to make it to our findraiser.
The event had a great turnout, and it is all thanks to our supporters.

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