Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Scroggins and Drescher face off for BOMUSD Trustee Area 2 long-term position

BOMUSD area 2

By
From page A3 | October 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Joe Scroggins is running for BOMUSD Trustee Area 2 as the incumbent against Bill Drescher.

Scroggins has lived on the Divide since 1973, and he and his siblings attended BOMUSD schools. Scroggins, who is engaged to Tricia Gomez, has eight children who are currently or have attended BOMUSD.

Scroggins works for CW Fox, a public works company that improves various areas of the Divide. ”We are currently doing the road strengthening at Chili Bar on Hwy 193 and putting in a bridge at Gerle Creek upcountry,” he said.

Scroggins, who has been on the board for a year (and replaced Rodger Musso after he resigned last year) was appointed last September, about the time Dr. Robert Williams was named Superintendent.

“I love this place and I want to be a part of it, it’s future. I am a product of Black Oak (Mine Unified). I left the Divide after high school, and moved right back when my children were young so that they could be raised on the Divide and go to the schools up here. Being part of the board has been an honor,” Scroggins said.

Scroggins has coached girls basketball since 1999 and said he believes he’s learned a lot from that experience.

“I come from a very ‘real world’ background, and I have been a parent and a coach in the community for the last 14 years,” he said. “I believe that basic foundation brings a lot to the board.”

Scroggins’ main objective is to try to help the school district get out of the financial crisis caused by the state and help guide and direct and the advancing educational and academic world from a technology standpoint.

“I am very proud of the ROP offerings up here,” he said. “When I went to school at BOMUSD, I was in ROP auto and construction and these programs gave me the tools I needed to get into the field I am in now. I want to help protect that.

“Since I have been on the board, we have worked hard to work together, and we may not always agree but we have been coming to agreements without grudges to move forward. Plain and simple, I am a dad and a coach. I have been involved with the school district for more than 15 years, and I brought my children to be raised and taught by the educators here, and quite frankly, I love this place. I am a very blessed man.”

Drescher has lived on the Divide for eight years has been with his wife Suzanne for the last 22; together they share four children ranging in age from 1  to 8 years old.

“A motivating factor for me (in running for the board) is that I have four young children, but outside of that I feel the community’s biggest responsibility outside of basic infrastructure is to provide a good school system, with very specific goals,” said Drescher. “Ultimately the focus is on test scores, math and reading at certain levels of proficiencies, but the most fundamental goal is how we deliver our academic programs and focus in the classroom. It’s important we focus on more than just the core curriculum but the broader issue of getting back on the ‘list’ of academic excellence in the state.”

As a supply team manager, Drescher said his experience provides something the board needs. His employment responsibilities include managing a team of technology purchasers for a financial institution and negotiating contracts to buy data center hardware for enterprises.

“My background is in various forms of finance,” he said. “I am a financial analyst by trade. I believe the board needs a very forward-thinking, very strategic, long-term plan focusing from 18 months to three years. There is a lot of technology changing the way we live on a day-to-day basis, and we need to stay ahead of those changes in order to become a better district.

“If you look in the rearview mirror of the last 20 years, communication technology and how people interact has caused a tremendous turn of change in our world. Academics need to shift to be more accommodating toward that environment. Our young students will someday become working citizens operating in this world, and they need to be able to adapt to change, and work well in an environment where there are continual regulatory changes and modifications. How students are instructed to learn from a very young age is what they bring into adulthood.”

Drescher said the budget constraints are not allowing current board members to focus on the vision of academics as a whole. “That’s what enticed me, if most decisions are made with that in mind the rest falls into place,” he said.

“El Dorado County has had substantial revenue fall off from our tax base, and the state funding has been cut, which creates a huge obstacle for the school board to overcome,” he added. “Having a game plan beyond managing a budget that we don’t have today and focus our sights six, 12 and 18 months out, will provide a very clear direction on where we are taking our community’s schools and the impact it will have on the students.”

Michaela Johnson

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 3 comments

  • JonDOctober 26, 2012 - 9:58 am

    How is this even debate worthy? Please just vote for Mr. Drescher. ROP? What a brilliant platform for Scroggins. Professional Fiscal and Program skillset vs. a coach...tough one. And this is a Board seat that has real impact on our youth. Please community members, we have to turn this around.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Drescher 4 BOMUSDOctober 26, 2012 - 5:17 pm

    I am disappointed by the way this article has jumbled my message. Please visit my website and see why I am the right candidate for Black Oak Mine Unified School District: http://dreschernet.net

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • MFNovember 07, 2012 - 9:52 am

    Good job Joe!It's time to show them all the hard work, commitment, and pride we all know you have for the community. You will do great!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

Goodbye LUPPU, hello LRPU

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1, 4 Comments

 
Past due state taxes bring arrest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 9 Comments

 
Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Woman, dog back from Oso

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1, 9 Comments | Gallery

 
 
 
DA candidate to remain on ballot

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A9

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Benji and the Bickersons

By Matthew Margolis | From Page: A10

 
CPCSD seat unfilled

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

By News Release | From Page: A14, 6 Comments

 
.

Letters

District 4 candidate

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 33 Comments

 
Open meetings

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

Volunteers and homeless camps

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 76 Comments

 
Bicycle events and traffic control

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 7 Comments

Evacuation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

 
.

Sports

Jennings wins national title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

King of the West roars into Placerville

By Gary Thomas | From Page: A11

 
First and goal: Bunt etiquette

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

 
Roundup: April 17, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Prospecting

Plantastic sale this Saturday

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Things to do: April 18, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

Spring art brightens government center

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Student art featured for Third Saturday

By News Release | From Page: B3

Time out: A grand time at Grand China

By Earle Camembert | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Temple Kol Shalom hosts Passover Seder

By News Release | From Page: B3

Promenade in high style

By Historic Old Sacramento | From Page: B4

 
Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B4

Friday nights are engaging at the de Young

By Fine Arts | From Page: B5

 
Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B6

See what is inside the vault

By Center For Sacramento History | From Page: B6

 
Eggstravaganza

By Fairytale Town | From Page: B6

Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B7

 
Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B7

Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

By California Stage | From Page: B8

KVIE calls for artists

By Kvie | From Page: B9

 
A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B9

America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

By Blue Line Arts | From Page: B14

 
See wildflowers on train ride

By Railtown | From Page: B15

Easter at Northstar is family friendly

By Northstar California | From Page: B15

 
Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

By Fine Arts | From Page: B15

.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 28-30

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Arthur W. Cornell

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Roy Cluness Chaix

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frederick Wilbur Heymann

By Contributor | From Page: A2

.

Real Estate

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

 
Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

 
Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

 
Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

 
EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments

.

Comics

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A13

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Sunday, April 20, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
Horoscope, Saturday, April 19, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Friday, April 18, 2104

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
.

Home Source

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments