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Palm Springs Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 1

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Kari Middleton Hendrix

Parent / Financial Advisor
3,632 votes (38.37%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safety on campus
  • equal opportunites at all local campuses
  • improved parent communication




              I’d like to share with you some of my experience with education:


  • First 5 Riverside County - Children and Families Commission Riverside County -Advisory Committee Member, State Delegate Spring 2016, & Audit Committee

    This Committee is charged with advising the Commission in allocating county funds from Proposition 10, the Tobacco Tax. The Tax benefits early childhood development resources, healthcare including dental and services to ensure children are ready for school such as Head Start. Delegate to Sacramento Spring 2016 for First 5 California to meet with legislators on issues such as funding pre-K for all 4 year olds across the state regardless of zip code.


  • Palm Springs Unified School District - Advisory Board & Citizen’s Oversight Committee on Bond Expenditures

    Board oversees bond issues for the entire district specifically spent on facilities management and expansion. Current projects include the Palm Springs High School auditorium, Agua Caliente Elementary remodel, and Raymond Cree HVAC systems.


  • Desert Arc - Board of Directors

    Helping adults with disabilities find opportunities in employment, independent living, and social events. My Board activities included Fund Development Committee Chair, Audit Committee, Executive Committee Member, and Board Secretary over the last 7 years.


  • Desert Sands Unified School District Education Foundation - Board of Directors &  Grant Procurement Co-Chair

    Focused on the "Bring your own Device" initiative of the District. Worked on several grant requests and fundraising events including the Hike for Education and holiday time fundraiser. My goal was to locate and procure grants to bring technology to every student in the classroom. Attended California Consortium of  Foundations.


  • University of California -Legislative Advocate, Sacramento

    Legislative Advocate for all ten campuses of the University of California system. Instrumental in agreement between Governor Schwarzenegger and UC concerning state funding cuts and continual tuition increases during “Great Recession” helping middle class families plan for rising tuition.


  • Graduate of Cathedral City Elementary, Nellie Coffman Middle, and Palm Springs High School.

  • Child in District Elementary school.

  • Mother- in- law taught over 25 years at Vista Del Monte Elementary.

  • First from family to graduate from college.


I’d like to your vote for the Palm Springs District School Board, November 2016!


Paid for by Kari Middleton Hendrix for PSUSD Board 2016 FPPC#1384731 Tax ID37-1825763  Palm Desert  760.409.2864 printed on a home computer



Soy Kari Middleton Hendrix.


              Me gustaría compartir con ustedes algo de mi experiencia con la educación:




  • First 5 Riverside County – Comisión del Condado de Riverside para niños y familias- Miembro asesor del comité, delegado estatal de primavera del 2016, y comité de auditoría. Este comité está encargado de asesorar a la comisión en la asignación de fondos del condado de la Proposición 10, el impuesto de tabaco. Los beneficios de los impuestos benefician a los recursos para el desarrollo de la infancia, la asistencia sanitaria, incluyendo la salud dental y servicios para garantizar que los niños estén listos para la escuela, tal como el Head Start. Fui delegada en Sacramento la primavera del 2016 para First 5 de California para reunirme con los legisladores sobre cuestiones tales como la financiación de pre-K para los niños de 4 años de edad en todo el estado, independiente de código postal.


  • Palm Springs Unified School DistrictConsejo Consultivo y el comité de ciudadanos de supervisión de gastos bonos La comisión supervise la emisión de bonos para todo el distrito específicamente dedicado a la gestión de las instalaciones y expansión. Los proyectos actuales incluyen el auditorio de la escuela secundaria de Palm Springs, la remodelación de la primaria Agua Caliente, y los sistemas de aire acondicionado (HVAC) de la primaria Raymond Cree.


  • Desert ArcJunta Directiva

    Ayuda a los adultos con discapacidades a encontrar oportunidades de empleo, la vida independiente, y eventos sociales. Mis actividades de la junta incluyen presidente del comité del fondo de desarrollo, comité de auditoría, miembro del comité ejecutivo, y secretario del consejo durante los últimos 7 años.


  • Desert Sands Unified School District Education FoundationConsejo de administracion y Copresidente de la aquisiciones de becas  Se centro en la iniciativa de “traer tu proprio dispositive” del distrito. Trabaje en varias solicitudes de subvención y los eventos de recaudación de fondos, incluyendo la caminata para la educación y la recaudación de fondos durante las vacaciones. Mi objetivo era localizar y adquirir subvenciones para llevar la tecnología a todos los estudiantes en el aula.  Eh asistido al Consorcio de Fundaciones de California.


  • University of CaliforniaAbogado legislativo , Sacramento

    Defensor legislative para las diez Universidades de California. Instrumental en el acuerdo entre el gobernador Schwarzenegger y la Universidad de California en relación con los recortes de fondos estatales y con los continuos aumentos de matrícula durante la “gran recesión” para ayudar a las familias de clase media a planificar para el aumento de la matrícula.


  • Graduada de le escuela primaria de Cathedral City, escuela secundaria de  Nellie Coffman, y de Palm Springs High School.

  • Hija en una escuela primaria del distrito.

  • Suegra a enseñado durante 25 años en la escuela primaria Vista del Monte.

  • Primera de familia en graduarse de la universidad.



¡Me gustaría su voto para el Consejo Escolar del Distrito de Palm Springs, noviembre del año 2016!


Pagado por Kari Middleton-Hendrix para Mesa Directiva de PSUSD 2016 FPPC#1384731  Tax ID37-1825763  Palm Desert, CA 760.409.2864   Printed on a home computer


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Desert Sun
  • Desert Valley Builder's Association
  • Building Industry Association

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy




List of Endorsements for 2016 Campaign


Mayor of Cathedral City –Stan Henry


Mayor of Desert Hot Springs- Scott Matas


Mayor of Indio- Glenn A. Miller


Mayor of La Quinta-Linda Evans


Mayor Pro Tem of Indian Wells-Dick Ballocco


City Councilwoman of Desert Hot Springs-Yvonne Parks


City Councilman of Cathedral City-Mark Carnevele


City Councilman of Palm Desert-VanTanner


City Councilman of Palm Desert-Sabby Jonathan


              City Councilman of La Quinta-Lee Osborne, CPA


              City Councilman of La Quinta-Robert Radi


Thousand Palms Chamber of Commerce-Bill Senso, Executive Director


Riverside County Auditor & Controller-Paul Angulo


Kristen Bloomer-Desert Water Agency Board Member


Gary Jeandron- Palm Springs Unified School District Trustee, Retired


Wendy Jonathan-Desert Sands Unified School District Trustee


Gary Tomack-Desert Sands Unified School District Trustee


Brian & Gina Nestande-Former State Assemblyman & current candidate City of Palm Desert


Desert Valley Builders Association


Building Industry Association Riverside Chapter


William “Hutch” Hutchinson-Palm Springs Police Officer’s Association, former President


Bill Soqui-Cathedral City Fire Department, Retired Fire Chief


Kate Spates-COD Foundation Board Member & Advisor Digicom Film Festival


Bob Wright-President of Desert Sands Education Foundation and Manager of East Valley Coalition


Denise Bowman-Riverside County Child Protective Services, Supervisor Social Work


TJ Zane-Poway Unified School District Board of Trustees


Scott Barnett-former San Diego Unified School District Trustee


Mitch Blumberg-Desert Arc, Deputy Executive Director


Michael & Jenny McLean-McLean Company Rentals & founders of Splash House


Henry Hampton-Berkshire Hathaway Desert Cities


Shawn Hammer-Electrical Contractor


Melissa Neiderman-Desi Strong Foundation & American Cancer Society, former Educator


Hall & Shelley Dailey-Cal Tech Government Relations & retired Principal


ElizabethVenturini-College Career Results


Cindy Stracklie-Palm Springs Unified School District, retired Administrator


Liz Clark-PSUSD Teacher


Dave Kolmel- Attorney and Guardian Ad Litum Riverside & San Bernardino Counties


Tina Marx-Author, TV Producer, and Mother


Christy Majors-Banker


Stacey Saunders-Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, Supervisor & Administrator


Sophia Ohlemann, M.A.-Special Education Educator


Brian Ingleson, PSUSD Band Director


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Paid for by Elect Kari Middleton Hendrix to PSUSD 2016


                 FPPC 1384731                                     Tax ID 37-1825763


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