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Five running for three seats in school board race

Original post made on Oct 5, 2012

The Mountain View Whisman School District is poised to hold its first contested election since 2004, with five contenders for three open seats on the district's board of trustees this November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Steven Nelson, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I'm glad the Voice 'added Chris' back into the race (oops, check your print edition). Several of us candidates have been talking with him about the international benchmarks he has been studying. And the new principal at Crittenden seems to have come from the same administrative program at Columbia U.

Candidate Forum, Crittenden Middle School, spot-on, 6:30 PM Oct 10, Wed.
(at least some of us will be there early to talk & share leaflets)


Posted by Kathy Swartz, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I just wrote the following to the editor of the Voice:

I am very disappointed in the way the Voice handled its recent major mistake regarding the race for the Mountain View Whisman School Board.

In the Friday, October 7, 2012 edition, there was a front page article entitled "Four running for three seats in school board race." The article's first two paragraphs restated that there were four candidates. This was not true - there are five candidates.

In the Friday, October 14, 2012 edition, the error is indeed acknowledged. However, it is frankly a lame acknowledgement. On page 7, not the front page, the note states that "the profile [of Chris Chiang] was mistakenly omitted from the print edition of last week's Voter Guide story." It wasn't just mistakenly omitted, it misstated the number of candidates.

Having made such a serious mistake, I think the Voice owed it to Mr. Chiang and to its readers to acknowledge it more sincerely and to publish the correction on the front page, where the mistake occurred.

I am really disappointed. I have been a strong supporter of the Voice, subscribing to pay for the service it provides. This really makes me think twice about relying on the Voice for information.


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