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Four candidates to run for two spots on school board

The deadline for filing for the Berkeley Unified School District Board ended at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and four candidates will be running for two spots.

An incumbent, Beatriz Levya-Cutler, is running for re-election for the four-year post. Judy Appel, the executive director of Our Family Coalition is also running, as is Norma J.F. Harrison, a social activist, and Tracy Hollander, a former teacher.

The deadline for mayoral, city council, and rent stabilization board seats was Friday, August 10. Since John Selawsky, a current school board member, did not turn in papers to run for re-election, the filing period was automatically extended by five days.

The election is Tuesday, November 6.

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  • Guest

    I think you got the designations wrong.  Tracy Hollander is the former teacher. 

  • Frances Dinkelspiel

    Oops. You are correct. I fixed it. Thanks for catching the error.

  • Completely_Serious

    Maybe we can take a cue from the Board and elect FOUR people for TWO spots.  Seriously, vote the incumbents out.

  • neverendingnonsense

     Appel will continue business as usual.

  • Anonymous

     And Harrison sounds like an interesting person but of all of the the things wrong with public education in general and BUSD in particular is “age segregation” really high on the list? It seems like more basic things like fiscal insolvency and corruption would have to be dealt with first.

  • PragmaticProgressive

    There are no viable candidates unless your goal is “more of the same.”

  • PragmaticProgressive

    PS it’s more than a little disturbing that the incumbent and the other candidates couldn’t write content for their own web sites without proof reading their work.

    Hollander wants to create “affective policy,” which might be a Freudian slip.

    Levya-cutler wants to develop a “master plan that will have not only articulate how the district serves ELL,” which is an ironically inarticulate plan for an articulate plan.

    Appel’s typos are less jarring, but present nonetheless.

  • I’m waiting to see if the incumbent appoints the bigot Heatley as superintendent.  If so, she’s out.