Town Square

Post a New Topic

School board candidates toss in hats

Original post made on Jul 29, 2010

The candidate rosters have begun to fill for the elections in November to determine the make-up of the governing boards for the Menlo Park and Las Lomitas elementary school districts, according to the website for the San Mateo County Registrar of Voters.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, July 24, 2010, 11:14 AM

Comments (3)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by MP Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I noticed on the San Mateo County Shape the Future site this morning that a 4th candidate has entered the race. I hope to see a candidate's forum and that there will be opportunities to hear from all the candidates on their views about the district and its future directions.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm

It's nice to see an actual choice in the candidates for school board this time around. I for one am tired of the school board being filled with MPAEF candidates, who usually run for board positions unopposed. A separation between those making decisions which impact all students the in MPCSD schools and those insiders raising supplemental funds for the district is healthy.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by district parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

There have been fourth (ie non-handpicked) candidates in the MPCSD race before. That hapless person inevitably gets hammered, and the three handpicked candidates always win. Always.

Laura, Terry, and Joan are all smart, talented women, but it sure would be nice to have a board that wasn't such a closed clique.


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

Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 5,488 views

Where DO The Elite Meet?
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 2,715 views

Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward
By Steve Levy | 10 comments | 2,068 views

What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
By Erin Glanville | 11 comments | 604 views

Water Torture
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 340 views