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.[easy-pricing-table id=”1762″]