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School board candidates bring in over $50K in campaign donations

Original post made on Oct 4, 2022

The race for Palo Alto's school board has drawn over $50,000 in campaign donations so far this year, with Nicole Chiu-Wang leading the pack at $23,297.89 raised.

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Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Oct 4, 2022 at 11:39 am

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I wonder what they do with the money. No one has called me, no one has knocked on my door, nobody has asked if they could plant a sign nearby, no one has handed me a flyer. But it's kinda funny driving around town seeing all the signs planted in various yards. It's like a preview of who will give out the best candy on Halloween. No signs = no candy.

Posted by mjh
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 4, 2022 at 1:08 pm

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Shana Segal has a dedicated team of grass roots volunteers who are dropping flyers with the goal of covering every PAUSD neighborhood. Which, I understand, they are well on their way to accomplishing although I am not connected with her campaign nor have not donated to.

Broad grass roots support willing to donate time and effort on a candidate’s campaign, to my mind, trumps relying on deep pocket campaign donations and having to pay for an out of town professional campaign manager. Which I understand at least one of the school board candidates has had to do, and as I also understand two of the council candidates have done.

Posted by Down the yellow brick road
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 4, 2022 at 2:52 pm

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Note that Shana has raised the most amount of $$ from small grassroots local donations, once her campaign got underway in August.

Nicole started already in June with a large amount of donations, much of which came from out of town. [Portion removed.]

Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 5, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Posted by Greene and Paly Parent
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 5, 2022 at 8:53 am

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2022 at 9:18 am

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Posted by Greene and Paly Parent
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 5, 2022 at 9:56 am

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Shana Segal is running to truly serve our students and community, and has the expertise and purpose. She would heal divisions and provide proper oversight over PAUSD (something that boards at neighboring districts do but our current board members do not view as their role). Our current board members wrongly promote the ideas that wellness and academics are a zero sum game and that challenging students that meet the standards (the majority of our students) harms helping students that are below the standard. They push for one-size-fits all. But this is all wrong, and goes against data and evidence. Shana is a very experienced educator, she believes in evidence-based practice. She sees where teachers and students interest align and focus on that. She is our hope to fix PAUSD.

Posted by Allison
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm

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Shana has my vote! She will have our kids' back and she has the experience needed to do just that. It will a real travesty for our community if she is not elected. I truly hope our community values the experience Shana brings to the table and votes for her. It would be a real win for all of us.

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