Thank You Newark Voters!

Terrence Grindall
Elected to the

Newark Unified School Board

I will be an independent voice on the School Board - I have NOT and will NOT accept campaign contributions.

I am a long time Newark resident with a strong interest in seeing that Newark schools are worthy of our children.

I have devoted myself to Newark students by guiding the Newark Educational Foundation to secure corporate support for education in Newark. I have 30 years of professional experience including 16 years leading economic development and planning for Newark and other cities. I am the proud father of two.
-Past President and life member of Newark Optimist Club.
-Rotary Club Member and past Youth Services Chair.

I will bring my professionalism, integrity, and vision to the Newark School Board. The School Board should be focused on providing policy direction, hiring qualified staff and holding staff accountable.

Newark Schools can and should be world class educational institutions, I will constantly strive to see that the schools provide a challenging and welcoming learning environment to all students no matter their background or resources.

First and foremost, Education must be safe for our students and staff. We must provide our students with the tools, including internet access, they need to be successful in this challenging time.

Thank you for your support, I look forward to serving you

About me
Seré una voz independiente en la Junta Escolar - NO he aceptado ni aceptaré contribuciones de campaña.

Soy residente de Newark desde hace mucho tiempo y tengo un gran interés en que las escuelas de Newark sean dignas para nuestros hijos.

Me he dedicado a los estudiantes de Newark guiando a la Fundación Educativa de Newark para asegurar el apoyo corporativo. Tengo 30 años de experiencia profesional, incluidos 16 años de liderazgo en desarrollo económico y planificación para Newark y otras ciudades. Soy orgulloso padre de dos.
-Presidente y miembro vitalicio del Newark Optimist Club.
-Miembro del Club Rotario y ex presidente de Servicios Juveniles.

Traeré mi profesionalismo, integridad y visión a la Junta Escolar de Newark. La Junta Escolar debe centrarse en proporcionar dirección, contratar personal calificado y supervisar al personal ejecutivo.

Las escuelas de Newark pueden y deben ser instituciones educativas de clase mundial. Me esforzaré constantemente para que las escuelas brinden un entorno de aprendizaje desafiante y acogedor para todos los estudiantes, sin importar su origen o recursos.

En primer lugar, la educación debe ser segura para nuestros estudiantes y personal. Debemos proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes las herramientas, incluido el acceso a Internet, que necesitan para tener éxito en este momento desafiante.

Gracias por su voto, espero poder servirle.

En Español
我将会成为纽瓦克(Newark)教育董事会的一个独立的声音 - 我从未,也不会接受任何竞选资助。







  • Reopen Schools Safely: Respond to COVID-19 by utilizing science and health expertise to return students and teachers to school safely.
  • Focus on Equity:   All students must be given the tools and encouragement to succeed.
  • Strengthen Board Professionalism: The Board must hire qualified staff and then support them and hold them accountable.
  • Promote fiscal responsibility: One time money should not be used for ongoing programs. Beware of short term grants that create ongoing expenses.
  • Bring Educational Innovations to Newark Unified: Language Immersion programs-Spanish and Mandarin- and an International Baccalaureate program must be implemented. Initiatives focused on science and creative arts should be pursued.  Corporate donors can help if we provide a clear vision.
  • Retain Great Teachers and Staff: Teachers and staff are our key resources they need to be supported and rewarded.
  • Plan for Facilities: The assessment of facility needs must include robust community involvement.  The opportunity for a free school site in Southwest Newark must not be squandered.
  • Celebrate Our Achievements: Enrollment will steadily grow if we tell our story to the Community.  The Board should be ambassadors.