Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:54 am
I would like to thank all our present board members for doing what is a thankless task which many of us would be unwilling or unable to commit our energies as well as they have done.
I agree with the criticisms of Camille being long winded and did not agree with her stand on the MI issue, but nonetheless I have found her a dedicated board member and very personable to talk to.
But, I think we need some new faces on our school board. The last election was a non event due to no new candidates. This time we have one fresh face in Heidi, but I do not think she should be an automatic replacement.
In the not too distant past we have had some excellent candidates who narrowly missed succeeding. I am thinking particularly of Wayne Martin and Claude Ezran who have both been very visible in Palo Alto issues since losing. I would love to see either of them or others also enter the race. I would also like to get down to candidates discussing the issues which are presently hot topics in PAUSD, namely calendar, curriculum, counseling, enrollment and Cubberley/new schools.
Posted by PaloAltoParent, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 4, 2012 at 11:35 am
Anyone wonder why a PAUSD board member would opt to send her own child to a private school while meddling in the affairs of public schools? Should they even seek another term let alone be elected again?
Posted by palo alto mom, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Sep 4, 2012 at 11:48 am
Of the current candidates, as far as I know, they all have children either in PAUSD or who have graduated from PAUSD.
As far as sending a child to a private school - many parents who are extremely active in PAUSD send some of their kids to private schools that can provide something that PAUSD can not. PAUSD does not have a gifted school, an all girls school, a performing arts school, etc.