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Why Voting for School Board Matters


Why Vote for School Board?

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What does a school board do?

School boards not only enact policy and hire the school superintendent; among other things, they also:
 - Pass the district's budget;
 - Establish policy around curriculum; 
 - Set goals and evaluate progress; and
 - Ask voters to approve bond measures and local option levies.

Who can vote for school board?

Any registered Oregon voter can elect their district’s school board, whether they have kids in school or not. If you can’t vote, you may volunteer to canvass and make calls, attend meetings, and talk to others about choosing the candidate who will best represent your community.

What are school board members like?

School board members are volunteers who dedicate their time to serving their district. They are every-day, hardworking people who want what’s best for their communities.

Why should I care?

Because whether you have school-age children or not, school board members are there to represent you and fight for ALL families in their district regardless of income, family make-up, race or ethnicity, gender or gender identity, nationality, age, disability status, or faith.

How do I vote?

If you’re a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote on the Oregon Secretary of State web site. Ballots will arrive in the mail beginning April 26, 2017 and you can either fill out your ballot and drop it back in the mail, or bring it to one of the drop-off locations in your district. You can find Multnomah County drop-off locations by clicking here.

Adapted from | Provided by the Committee to Elect Stephanie D. Stephens,

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