Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So You Want to Run for School Board

So You Want to Run for School Board

Run Women Run presents May 15 workshop

Many women start their political careers by running for school board because of the important role that schools play in the lives of their children. For example, Congresswoman Susan Davis and former State Senator Dede Alpert both served on their local school boards. An education system that prepares our children for the future is clearly an essential part of a democracy, and school boards are the closest government entity to their constituents. Significant budget cuts to K-12 education over the last few years have made the job of school board member even more challenging-and important.

At this program (open to both women and men), the panelists will go behind the scenes to explore the nuts and bolts of what it takes to run and win, the different types of school boards, the responsibilities and time commitment, and the lessons that they've learned. This workshop is being held on Tuesday, May 15, from 6-8 p.m. at HeraHub, 9710 Scranton Road, San Diego.

The panelists are:
Dede Alpert, former California State Senator and former member, Solana Beach School District Board of Education
Penny Rantfle, member, Poway Unified School District Board of Education
Carol Skiljan, member, Encinitas Union School District Board of Education

The fee to attend is $25 for Run Women Run members and $35 for others. For more information or to register, go to

Run Women Run was founded in 2008 to inspire, mentor, train and support women in public office in state and local government. It is a nonpartisan membership organization that provides campaign training, technical assistance and hands-on volunteer help.

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