See below for the just-concluded debate, run by the Arlington Young Democrats and Arlington County Democratic Committee (great job by the moderator and also whoever figured out the technological piece, which generally worked very well), for two open Arlington County School Board seats. For more background on the candidates and the process, see here. In short, there are five candidates – Cristina Diaz-Torres, Steven Krieger, Sandy Munnell, David Priddy, Terron Sims – running for Democratic endorsements for two open seats. And to vote in the caucus, “From April 7 to May 7, Arlington registered voters may request a ballot by (a) completing and submitting an online ballot request form or (b) downloading and mailing a PDF version of the ballot request form (forma español).”
As for the debate, in addition to opening and closing statements, the questions covered a wide range of topics – whether/how much new curriculum should be taught during the COVID-19 crisis; how best to feed families during the pandemic; distance learning access during and after the pandemic; equity initiatives; equality in the classroom; encouraging integrated classrooms; AP and IB classes; community engagement; boundaries; sex education; and the superintendent’s contract.
So…who are you voting for and why? Feel free to discuss in the comments section.