Town Square

Post a New Topic

No candidates for PAUSD board

Original post made by Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 16, 2009

Can't find the online version, but according to the print version on Friday, there are no candidates other than the incumbents for November election. Therefore Dana Tom and Barb Mitchell are automatically in for another term.

This cannot be a good omen for PAUSD. It is a shame that there are not interested parties standing for election.

Comments (8)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Bystander
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 17, 2009 at 4:14 am

The recession may be a factor. Campaigns are hideously expensive.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by SteveU
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 17, 2009 at 8:53 am

SteveU is a registered user.

Campaigns are cheap if there is no Incumbent or opposition. Maybe fighting the Palo Alto Process (tm) is just getting to the people that could make a change for the better.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Aug 17, 2009 at 9:21 am

Its not that surprising that there are no new candidates - being on the School Board in PAUSD is a tough, pretty thankless job. I believe our school board spends many more hours working then most other school districts.

I like both Barb and Dana and are glad they plan on continuing in their roles.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by WilliamR
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Aug 17, 2009 at 9:58 am

So what happened to all of the people who were filling up this forum a few months ago complaining about the Everyday Math selection and calling for School Board members to be replaced?


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

WilliamR: You're so right. So many people complain but few every step up with a solution or volunteer to their time to positively contribute as a board member, etc.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Hmm
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:26 pm

WilliamR:

Just because people comment here doesn't mean they are representative of the community. After blanketing the community with flyers, only 600 people signed an on-line petition. Most people trust the district to make a good math curricular choice.

Being a board member is a huge job. We are lucky to have Dana and Barb serving.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Aug 19, 2009 at 11:37 am

This place is very funny!!! When comes to School/Library bond measures, tons of topics/comments from every corner of the world.. Now with the release of the 2009 star test result for more than a day, not even a single word said about it.. Make me Wonder..


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Parent
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

It Can Wait
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 2,785 views

Easy Living
By Sally Torbey | 11 comments | 2,322 views

I Told My Mom She's Dying
By Chandrama Anderson | 10 comments | 2,029 views

Grab a Bowl of Heaven soon in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 744 views

Fancy Fast and Fun!
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 466 views