Thanks to everyone who came out to the SFUSD Board of Education Forum! We had an opportunity to hear from 13 of the 18 candidates running for 3 open positions. It was an informative evening and we appreciate the candidates' passion and desire to serve the students and families of SFUSD.
Thank you so much to the many people and organizations that worked together to make this event possible.
The co-sponsors were Parents for Public Schools of SF, Second District PTA, San Francisco Education Fund, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, the Alliance for Girls, and the Ruth Asawa SOTA PTSA.
Principal Payne got the evening started and introduced our moderator, Jill Tucker of the San Francisco Chronicle, who did a great job asking questions of the candidates and keeping the event on track.
A special shout out to Paul Kwapy and the Theater Tech Department for producing a professional quality event in the face of a challenging set-up with so many candidates.
Christie Stokes ensured our space was welcoming to everyone, along with Liz Isaacs and a wonderful team of volunteers who put up signs, directed traffic, greeted attendees and generally made our school shine. The Visual Art Department lent paintings to beautify the lobby and Student Government made sure attendees didn’t go hungry. PPS-SF staff made sure that check-in ran smoothly, questions were gathered from the audience, as well as live tweeting and streaming on Facebook. Suz Dehne, our fabulous communications chair, worked hard to publicize the event and manage our attendee list. Heidi Alletzhauser donated her mad photography skills to documenting the evening.
The SF Department of Elections was on site to register voters and answer questions.
Ben Trefny from KALW recorded the forum and the audio is available on KALW’s website. You can listen HERE.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Tia Winn, Advocacy Chair , Asawa SOTA PTSA