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DiBrienza, Ladomirak, Collins lead school board race

Original post made on Nov 4, 2020

With 57% of ballots counted, incumbent Jennifer DiBrienza is leading the school board race with 25% of the vote, followed by challenger Jesse Ladomirak and current board President Todd Collins.

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Posted by Accountability watchdog
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 4, 2020 at 7:23 am

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Just shows that track record doesn't matter in politics and only moneyed endorsements including PA weekly. The current board continues to do a disastrous job. And yet - here we are on the results. Lets hope Debrienza views this as a second chance to step it up. And not a vote of confidence on her past performance.

Posted by Paly Teacher
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:22 pm

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@Accountability: First, spell her name right. It's literally the first word of the title. DiBrienza.

Second, you're targeting her even though she's earning a resounding first place? I don't agree with her on anything, but it seems like the electorate supports her. Assuming the average voter selected even a conservative 2.5 candidates, 62% voted for her.

Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2020 at 2:29 pm

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@ Paly Teacher
Please look at the demographics of the people that vote! It is essentially senior citizens who don't have kids in the school system and don't know really what is going on in the schools. Which is why they look at Palo Alto Weekly to do their homework and investigation on how the board has fared and if the school community is happy.
Look around you... a good 50-60% of middle and high school families are totally frustrated with the lack of performance of the board to direct and ask the administration the tough questions.
Isnt that reason enough for this paper to have considered if the incumbents are capable of helping this school district through this difficult time?
Lowering the standards of the entire district cannot be the default response of the board!

Posted by mary ann
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Nov 16, 2020 at 9:25 am

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Having three grandchildren in the school district does not mean I’m not informed and have an interest in the school board election. I voted for the candidates with children in the district, supported and put a sign in my front yard too. I know how badly some parents want all their children back in school with safe protocols and in person learning.

Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 16, 2020 at 9:42 pm

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