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  • Combating School Dropout Rates
  • Digital Literacy
  • Closing the Digital Divide
  • Creating the Next Economy
  • Community Sustainability
  • Labor / Business Alliance Synergy

    Roy’s Story

    Each of us has moments that shape our lives. Mine came in fifth grade.

    Mom was a Domestic worker. Dad worked Construction. These were new trades for them because prior to that we all worked the agricultural fields of Central California. After mom cleaned houses, I would examine the magazines stacked neatly around our house which she brought home from the homes she cleaned daily. Exploring new worlds through those color pages were exciting. By the time I entered school, I was already reading. Dad and Mom made sure a strong work ethic matched my passion for books and education.

    But back in the day, schools were segregated in my California town. It was in 5th grade that I was turned away from a top-level reading program because I was “tracked” for lower achievement…despite my abilities.

    I vowed that no other child would ever be denied a quality education. Teaching became my goal, and serving others became my lifelong passion and mission.

    I spent twenty years on the County Board of Education before being elected to the Sacramento City Unified School Board where I spent two terms. I served as President three different times.

    While we are moving forward in education today…there is still much to do. I would be honored to have your vote, so I can continue working with students, parents, and staff to strengthen education for all.

    Articulation between K-12 and Community Colleges level is especially important today as America attempts to get working again, compete, survive and help Create the Next Economy in a Localized Global Community.

    Roy Grimes



    • Twice overwhelmingly elected to the Sacramento City Board of Education
    • Elected Board President Three Times
    • 20 Years of service on the Sacramento County Board of Education
    • PTA and School Site Council Leader
    • Master Degrees in Business and Public Policy
    • California Educational Administrative Credential
    • Certified Government Financial Manager
    • Reserve Deputy Sheriff

    Teachers, Labor & Business have supported Roy Grimes in the past because of his commitment to the 3 R’s—Respect, Responsibility and Results.

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