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Tuesday November 3, 2020 — California General Election

San Luis Coastal Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 1

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Walt Millar

15,178 votes (25.56%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safe return to in person teaching and learning.
  • Maintaining a balanced budget despite unknown personnel cost and pandemic impacts.
  • Identify and remediate the impacts of the pandemic school closure.



Civil Litigation Attorney, Self (1982–current)
Trustee, Area 1, San Luis Coastal Unified School District — Elected position (2000–current)


San Diego State University, Western State University College of Law BS, JD, Public Administration/Law (1978)

Community Activities

Board Member, SLO Arts Council (ArtsObispo) (2006–2007)
Board Member, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (2004–2005)
Board Member, San Luis Little Theater (2002–2003)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Luis Coastal Teachers Association

Organizations (1)

  • El Morro Democratic Club

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

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Candidate's Statement

We are grappling with the biggest education challenge of our era. Although the Covid-19 Pandemic has halted in-person teaching, thanks to our phenomenal teachers, staff, administration and Measure D improvements we transitioned to online learning within weeks. Our classified staff kept meals going out to Socially Economically Deprived students. Our site leaders assisted by IST staff provided devices and Wi-Fi Hotspots to all students and families who needed them. Our school site staffs continue to work on keeping students connected to their schools and emotionally well.

Next we must work toward the safe return of students and staff to in person teaching relying on science and professional expertise to guide us. We must use the lessons learned over the past months to inform our return to “normal.”

I ask for your vote so that I can participate in the important work that remains before us.

Below is information about my experience in our school district and community to assist you in deciding if I should continue as your SLCUSD Trustee.


Board Assignments (2000 to present): President and Clerk of the Board, Representative to County School Board Association, County Regional Occupation Program, Lucia Mar Joint Powers Authority, Service Employees Industrial Union and California School Employees Association District Negotiating Team, and member of the California School Board Association and Schools for Sound Finance.

Parent (1989 to present) worked as: C L Smith classroom/library volunteer and Site Council member, District Long Term Planning Finance Committee member, Pacific Beach High School Mock Trial Team Coach and District Visual and Performing Arts Committee member.

Community Volunteer (2002 to present) worked to expand Visual and Performing Arts opportunities for students by serving on the Board of Directors for the SLO International Film Festival, SLO Little Theatre and the SLO Arts Council (Arts Obispo), SLOIFF volunteer.

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