Ray Buban - AUSD School Board President
How long have you been a School Board Trustee? What inspired you to become a Trustee?
I have been a Trustee for seven years. In that time, I have served as the Board Clerk and I am currently serving as the Board President. I also represent you and our district on the City of Atascadero/ Atascadero Schools Committee. It is a committee where AUSD and the city work together and discuss shared areas of interest. I also represent you and our district as a member of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education County Committee on School District Organization. I was inspired to become a Trustee by concerned parents and community members who knew of my involvement, passion and commitment to our City and Schools over the last 30 years.
What is the other job you have outside the Trustee duties?
I am an Enrolled Agent, licensed by the Internal Revenue Service, a Registered Representative and a Certified Fiduciary. I am the principal owner of Ray M. Buban, EA Financial & Tax Service. I have had my business in Atascadero since 1986, 31 years. I provide financial services, IRA'S, 401K's, retirement planning, college planning and investments to individuals and businesses which include Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s and Non-Profit Charitable Organizations. I also provide income tax planning, preparation and representation for my clients before the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board.
What hobbies do you have?
How do you create work/life balance?
Planning…… By making the time, by making the effort, because this is important to me it is part of my life and I am honored to be a part of this District, this City, and it is FUN!
What is your favorite element of the AUSD Graduate Profile?
My favorite element is “College and Career Ready”: I have seen and experienced, (through my son) the results of how fantastic the education is in Atascadero. The quality of education in our district, based on my more than 30 years of experience with the district, is remarkable. The quality of our teachers has never wavered; I get filled with pride when I learn how our graduates do after graduation. They have attended or are currently attending: Harvard, Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Vassar, Cuesta, Cal Poly SLO, Whittier, Columbia, M.I.T., Cal Lutheran, UC Davis, USC, UCLA, Fresno State, University of Arizona, Arizona State and Duke just to name a few. They are or have attended college on scholarship for academics as well as sports. Our graduates are self-employed business owners, doctors, lawyers, accountants, rocket scientists, Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, police officers, firefighters, farmers, ranchers, bankers, Mayors, Assemblymen, PhD’s, teachers and Principals, you name it our graduates do it. WOW !!!! " We are ATASCADERO and they are NOT"……