STANDING UP FOR OUR SCHOOLS
An educational reformer in his own right, Paul believes deeply that strong schools are the backbone of our community. Before his time as a California State Assemblymember, from 2006-09, Paul served as President of the Burbank Board of Education. He was elected to the school board during a fiscal crisis that threatened to devastate the quality of education.
Under Paul’s leadership, the district was able to fix its budget problems while improving educational programs by making thoughtful budget cuts and realizing efficiencies to pare administrative and operating costs. At the same time, Paul served as President of the Five Star Education Coalition, a consortium of five suburban school districts that works to shape state and federal education policy.
On the council, Paul leads the Education and Neighborhoods committee where he is committed to working with local schools, parents, teachers and students to ensure that our centers of learning are monuments to success.