Questions to ask a school board candidate

Does the candidate have:

 

Genuine interest in improving public schools. Is this a career politician simply climbing the ladder to a higher office, or do they seem sincere about helping local schools?

Knowledge about public schools. Are they aware of the biggest issues in your district? Do they seem to understand your district’s policies, guidelines, needs, challenges, and strengths

A commitment to serving the public. Can they commit the considerable time and energy required for weekly meetings, phone calls, conversations, visits to schools, and professional development seminars and workshops?

A commitment to public education. Do they believe in the importance of public education and that every child is deserving of an outstanding education, no matter what school or neighborhood?