San Juan Parents Organize School Board Candidate Forum

“For the first time in my life, I feel I can make a truly educated vote for school board members!” That’s what Abby Cole, a charter school parent, said after a forum for the five candidates running for the San Juan Unified School District school board.

Cole and parents from 10 charter schools attended a public forum earlier this month organized by parents at Golden Valley Charter School and CCSA Families organizer Joanne Ahola. The idea is to ensure that community members are following the November 4th school board election. Cole says she has already learned a lot about the candidates’ opinions on key education issues, including if and how they’ll support high-performing charter schools.

Are you following your local school board race? Charter schools have a lot to gain or lose in races across the state. Please vote on November 4th. Find out where the candidates in your area stand on charter school issues by visiting our sister organization, CCSA Advocates.

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