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Five plan to run for MV Whisman board

Original post made on Jul 13, 2012

The Mountain View Whisman School District is poised to hold its first contested election since 2004, as five locals have announced their plans to run for three open seats on the district's board of trustees this November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 13, 2012, 11:45 AM

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Thanks for article Nick - I feel you summarized most of my comments fairly well. Residents who want more information can contact me by email at to arrange a neigborhood/coffehouse/park meeting and/or view the campaign website I'm just starting at
Let the season of public policy debate begin!

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Posted by District Mom
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Pollart won't get my vote. Here's a quote from him back in 2009.

"I'm sure it's not easy being in education these days, with a constant stream of bad press and budget cuts. Unfortunately, many educators take on a victim mentality and point to funding cuts to justify mediocre performance."

Web Link

I've yet to meet any of MVWSD educators who feel they are victims. They are mostly of the highest quality and dedicated to the core.

Pollart is just another Romney like CEO who was a favorite supporter of that disgraceful ex-Superintendent Ghysels.

I recommend voters read up on the Voice article link above.

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Posted by Another District Mom
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Sounds like Pollart is my kind of candidate. He'll get my vote. I commend all of the above people for getting involve to try to make a difference.

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Posted by MV Voter
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I'm leaning to vote for Mr. Nelson since he's the most informed, Mr. Lambert the scientist since we need that kind of tilt on the board, and Ms. Bogdanic the mom who wants to look out for the Hispanic population.

I don't know Mr. Darrah, but he might have a conflict of interest with his wife being a teacher at Landels, home of the other half of the Ghysels equation. And I agree Mr. Pollart is not a good fit given his past endorsements and links to Ghysels, his underlying assumptions that the teachers are the problem (seriously?), and his CEO/Wharton background. I think America (Mountain View included) has had enough of that.

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