Candidates for Palo Alto school board will discuss the issues Monday, Oct. 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The event, to be held in the Multi-Purpose Room of Walter Hays Elementary School, is the second of eight school board candidate forums scheduled so far. It is sponsored by the Duveneck School PTA in cooperation with parents from Addison and Walter Hays.
The four candidates vying in the Nov. 6 election for three available seats on the board are incumbent Melissa Baten Caswell, software engineer Ken Dauber, parent educator Heidi Emberling and incumbent Camille Townsend.
At the first forum, held Thursday, Sept. 27 at Terman Middle School, the candidates discussed topics ranging from enrollment growth to homework policy to high-school guidance counseling to the hot lunch program.
Other debates are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave., sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave., sponsored by the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Palo Alto High School English Resource Center (off the library), sponsored by the Student Equity Action Network, Parents Advocating Student Success and Paly alumni.
Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill, sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly and moderated by California Sen. Joe Simitian, a former Palo Alto school board member.
Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at Nixon Elementary School, 1711 Stanford Ave., sponsored by the PTAs of Nixon and Escondido elementary schools.