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Klausner out, Townsend in for fall school board race

Original post made on Jul 28, 2012

This fall's election for Palo Alto's Board of Education came into sharper focus this week as two incumbents declared their intentions.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 27, 2012, 12:00 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Pausd parent , a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

I am pleased to hear Camille will be running. Since we are losing Barbara at least we will have Camille sticking it out to finish her work particularly on the budget.
I think she and Melissa should be applaudde for running again
With all that is going on in our district. Thanks Camille for being so dedicated.


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 parents, a resident of Community Center
on Jul 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

She is simply too controversial.


Posted by PaloAltoParent, a resident of Midtown
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 Duveneck/St. Francis
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.


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