10 questions: where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand


The five candidates for Palo Alto's Board of Education share their positions on key issues facing the school district. Click on the names of the candidates to see their answers to 10 questions, including what should the district do about the Cubberley Community Center site, if the district should open a 13th elementary school and the prospect of adding foreign-language instruction to elementary schools.

Terry Godfrey

Catherine Crystal Foster

Ken Dauber

Gina Dalma

Jay Cabrera

To read the 10 questions and the candidates' answers, see the Weekly's PDF edition.

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a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

I would like some clarification on exactly how Dauber participated in Project Safety Net [portion removed.] When did that participation begin and what did it consist of?

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Posted by answer man
a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 3, 2014 at 11:17 am

Ken Dauber is a member of the Community Engagement Committee together with individuals such as Becky Beacom and Terry Godfrey. Becky Beacom is a strong endorser of Ken Dauber. [Portion removed.]

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Posted by Coverage
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Really appreciate PA Weekly's coverage and editorials that there was a whispering campaign last election against Ken Dauber. Is there anymore information about this? It struck a chord after Special Education did that also, whispering in meetings that another program was bad (not their's), telephones saying 'did you know this (supposedly bad) thing about a school?'. This was after a principal was assigned to teach Special Education classes after being moved for inappropriate behavior, and PAUSD asked the Board for exemptions to hire teachers without credentials to teach Special Education classes. If that is what they need to do to get students, their programs can't be that great.

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Posted by Emma
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm

There was no whisper campaign; that’s just the Weekly trying to bolster its candidate. Dauber’s words and style leading up to the campaign were publicly available for everyone to read and form their own opinion. You can find his editorials and other writings by searching the Weekly archives.

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