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SRVUSD Board of Education candidates debate ahead of Nov. 3 election

Original post made on Sep 25, 2020

Candidates for the SRVUSD squared off during an online election forum Wednesday evening, taking time to debate over the policies and practices they believe will best serve district students.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 25, 2020, 5:11 PM

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Posted by JamesR
a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2020 at 8:01 pm

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Really impressed with Bratt in area 3. She has the passion, insight and focus to drive impacting change. Really unfortunate that Mr. Marvel in area 2 has to continue to do his job outside of school board meetings and correct Mrs. Graft numerous times as to not mislead the public in regard to the waiver process. In addition, Mrs. Graft wasn't aware that parents did in fact receive a survey. I'm on the fence between Mr. Marvel and Mrs. Clark. It became clear to me for our young family in area 2 who was prepared and who is ready to serve through a K12 lens as we need more than an elementary perspective.

Posted by Jay
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Oct 2, 2020 at 10:23 am

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A couple of days ago supporters of Shelley Clark dropped off at my house her campaign flier on why I should vote for her for our local school board. I had not yet studied the candidates, and appreciated receiving this information from Shelley Clark. However, after reading Shelley Clark's campaign pamphlet, I am definitely NOT going to vote for her.

Shelley Clark's campaign flier stresses that she is endorsed by the California Democratic Party, and the Contra Costa County Democratic Party. This is a non-partisan position, to be on our local school board, and the last thing we need is more political parties calling the shots, and causing divisions in our local community. I would be just as upset if it said she was endorsed by the California Republican Party, or the Contra Costa County Republican Party. Politics should play no part in our local schools, but rather everyone, regardless of their political affiliations, should be welcomed and valued, and not forced to join a side and wage war against the other political party. Education is too important to let political parties dominate the agenda, and I will not vote for anyone waving their political party in my face when it involves our kids and our local schools.

Moreover, Danville and San Ramon are full of highly educated individuals, most of whom have at least an undergraduate college degree, not to mention an advanced degree. This position Shelley Clark is running for involves education, our local school board. Her campaign brochure that her supporters dropped of at my home mentions she went to Beauty School. That is great, and I mean no disrespect, but if you are going to serve on our local school board, and make important decisions about our educational curriculum, board members should at least have an undergraduate college degree from a four year college, and preferably a Masters or other advanced degree.

Based on Shelley Clark's own campaign materials that her supporters dropped off at my house, I will NOT vote for her. I will vote for one of the other candidates.

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