October 17, 2013 |

Dear Editor

As we move into the last month of the School Board campaign, we as parents and citizens of Culver City need to do our research and elect the best possible candidates for our children and the city.

What Board composition would best represent us as a community? I am interested in electing parents that have been successful leaders in their careers and involved volunteers in the schools for years rather than those that have had other priorities.

I am not interested in electing those who are interested in using the school board as a stepping stone to the next political office or are forwarding unions’ agendas ahead of the needs of our children.

I am not interested in candidates wanting to bring LAUSD policies to Culver City nor candidates who are against parent-supported adjuncts in our schools. I am leery of candidates whose mailers are paid for by money sources from outside of Culver City.

Based on that criteria, there are three great candidates: Sue Robins, Kathy Paspalis and Steve Levin. All three are intelligent and successful in their different careers in the private sector. They are involved, volunteering parents with a track record of having our children’s best interests at heart and have demonstrated leadership in our children’s education. On November 5th they get my vote.

This election is important. Parents need to take control of the School Board. If we do not take control with our votes (all three of them), then we will get what we deserve. Don’t let anyone tell you that a single vote is the right thing—you are forfeiting two of your votes.

Kids, Parents, Community and Education, not Politics.

Sincerely,

Michael Hamill

13-year resident of Culver City

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