Candidates for the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education will square off Wednesday at Nixon Elementary School.
The four candidates vying for three available spots in the election are incumbents Melissa Baten Caswell and Camille Townsend, software engineer Ken Dauber and parent educator Heidi Emberling.
Wednesday's forum is sponsored by the Escondido Elementary and Nixon PTAs and SIPAPA (Spanish Immersion parents' group). Organizers plan to ask the candidates to discuss elementary education as well as district-wide issues such as school funding; student nutrition; student stress; academic achievement; PE; art; and resources for struggling, challenged and/or gifted kids.
It will take place at 7 p.m. at Nixon, 1711 Stanford Ave.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. More information is available at www.smartvoter.org.
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