Are you Ready for the UpComing Election?
The Asawa SOTA PTSA has put together this page to help us become informed on the issues that affect education and our school. Information currently shown on this page is related to last year's election (2016). Please stay tuned as we update this page for upcoming elections.
Our PTSA is a 501c3 organization, and as such, may take positions on issues and not candidates. Taking positions on candidates would jeopardize our tax-exempt status. We are also a non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-commercial organization.
The National PTA takes positions on federal issues, the State PTA takes positions on state issues, the District PTA takes positions on issues affecting the entire district, and Unit PTAs (school sites) may take positions on issues that affect their direct community.
Questions? Please email Janet Yieh, our PTSA Legislative Chair
Register to Vote!
Are you registered to vote in the upcoming election? You can register online until Oct 24th! The last day to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot is November 1st.
Registration Deadline: The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election. If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections.
To Register Online You Will Need
• Your California driver license or California identification card number,
• The last four digits of your social security number &
• Your date of birth.
To Register Online Today Visit http://registertovote.ca.gov/
What's on the Ballot?
There is a lot on the ballot in the upcoming election! We will be voting on 17 State Proposition and 25 City Propositions!!! So be sure to be do your research and become informed before going to the voting booth.
The Voter Information Pamphlet is also available online, including information on all the candidates.
Ballotpedia is another great resource for exploring on what is on the ballot this year.
Board of Ed Candidate Forum
Asawa SOTA hosted a Board of Education Candidate Forum on Monday, Oct 17th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Dan Kryston Theater. We heard from all nine candidates running for a seat on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. The forum was moderated by the SF Chronicle's Jill Tucker.
Thank you to Stevon Cook, Rob Geller, Matt Haney, Ian Kalin, Phil Kim, Trevor McNeil, Rachel Norton, Matt Sanchez and Jill Wynns for your participation and public service.
For more interviews with each of the candidates, please check out SF Parent PAC's youtube channel. Link below!
Questions? Please contact Nancy Buffum, PTSA Program Coordinator.
2nd District PTA
Parents for Public Schools - SF
SF Education Fund
SF Parent PAC
Support for Families with Disabilities
This event is made possible by an anonymous donation on behalf of Asawa Advocates for the Arts on behalf of Students in the SFUSD.
Board of Ed Candidate Interviews
San Francisco Parent PAC has interviewed each of the nine candidates (Stevon Cook, Rob Geller, Matt Haney, Ian Kalin, Phil Kim, Trevor McNeil, Rachel Norton, Mark Sanchez, Jill Wynns) for the four open seats on the SF Board of Education. You can listen to the interviews on the Parent PAC YouTube channel.
Proposition A will fix and strengthen San Francisco public schools to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for our students. The measure will provide much-needed seismic upgrades to school buildings, repair leaky roofs and windows, remove hazardous materials, and upgrade public schools with a 21st century classrooms and learning technology.
Prop A will kick start development of a new SFUSD Arts Center and Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, build new schools and classrooms to keep class sizes small, and explore methods for developing affordable housing for school teachers.
The California PTA supports California Proposition 55, an extension of Proposition 30.