The public will get its first chance to see all five candidates for the Palo Alto school board on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center's Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
The debate is being sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly and the JCC and will be moderated by Santa Clara County Supervisor and former school board member Joe Simitian.
The five candidates are Terry Godfrey, Catherine Crystal Foster, Ken Dauber, Gina Dalma and Jay Cabrera. They are competing for two open seats. Incumbents Dana Tom and Barb Mitchell opted not to seek re-election.
The debate format will include a section where candidates will respond to a question from each of the other candidates. The questions have been submitted in advance to the moderator but not to the candidates.