Profiles: Meet the 2014 Palo Alto School Board candidates

Palo Alto’s quest to fill two vacant seats has become a debate over priorities: Address Common Core standards, student stress or soaring enrollment?

Palo Alto’s quest to fill two vacant seats on its five-member school board has become a debate over priorities: Does the city prioritize implementation of Common Core educational standards, combat student stress or tackle challenges related to soaring enrollment?

Palo Alto’s schools, which ranked sixth-highest last year in statewide academic performance, are the crown jewel of a town whose prominence has grown with the boom of the technology sector. Maintaining high quality schools is a top priority of parents, making the school board election in some ways even more or at least just as significant as the city council race.

Below is a chart with information on the candidates in the Nov. 4 Palo Alto school board election.

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