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Alameda School Board Candidates: Check ‘Em Out

By Janet Levaux
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:07 pm in Uncategorized.

Yes, it is late in the election cycle — and there’s certainly been a lot to keep up with as we get set to vote for a new Alameda mayor and two city councilmembers on November 2.

But if you want to help Alameda schools improve their academic and financial standing, it’s time to make an educated vote for two slots on the school board.

The website of the Alameda Education Foundation is the place to turn: The AEF and Alameda’s PTAs co-hosted a forum for school-board candidates on October 19, and the event can now be viewed online.

Candidates Mike McMahon, Clay Pollard, James Pruitt, Margie Sherrat and Rand Wrobel participated in the discussion.

The videos are very helpful for residents who want to get to know the candidates better before casting their votes. Within the first 10 minutes or so, it becomes very clear what the priorities are for each candidate and what each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses are.

And after all the SunCal-related bickering in town, these discussions are a constructive change of pace.

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