Scott Zeidman announces bid for seat on the CCUSD Board of Education

Backed by nearly a dozen former Culver City Mayors, four former CCUSD School Board members, former Superintendent Patricia Jaffe, and hundreds more, Scott Zeidman has come out of political retirement to make a run for one of three open seats on the Culver City Board of Education in the upcoming November Election.

“It wasn’t a decision that came easy,” Zeidman offered.  “I was contacted by numerous stakeholders and asked to step up and run again.  After speaking with my wife Aileen, and my sons Jason and Brandon, and after reviewing a pile of documents, I felt that I could help the District.”

Zeidman, who was on the Board of Education from 2007-2011 explained, “I left the School Board in 2011 with a balanced budget. That year, we received $34.7 million in unrestricted funds. Over the past four years, the District has received an average of over $59 million in unrestricted funds, yet is spending more than it receives. Indeed, the citizens of Culver City recently had to vote to pass a parcel tax to help the District pay for its over-spending. With the possibility of the state making cuts to school funding, the District may find itself in the unenviable position of having to make some very tough decisions.  The Board needs an experienced, innovative leader to help navigate through that process.”  

During his time on the Board, Zeidman co-chaired the Measure EE campaign, raising $6,000,000 to help cover State budget cuts.  The Board during that time also implemented of one of the State’s first Anti-Bullying Task Forces in a public School District, placed a cap on the enrollment of the middle and high schools, increased academic requirements for students, formed the Environmental Sustainability Committee and the Citizens’ Oversight Committee, and maintained an open and transparent budget process throughout.Zeidman’s campaign plans on focusing upon Fiscal Responsibility, Safety in our Schools, Options in Curriculum and maintaining Arts, Music and Sports.  You can read more at