Come help out: This May, four SAISD school board positions were scheduled to be up for election. Of the four, only one is contested. (One other position has two names on the ballot because the other candidate withdrew but did not do so in time for his name to be removed from the ballot.) The contested election is in District 4, which takes in much of the Burbank HS attendance area as well as a significant part of the Brackenridge HS attendance area. The Alliance PAC Board has endorsed Arthur Valdez for the District 4 position.
Mr. Valdez has lived in the District 4 community for over 50 years. He and his wife both graduated from Burbank HS in 1966. His three children all graduated from Burbank, and his grandchildren attend Collins Garden ES. Art served in the U.S. Air Force. He has worked in the aviation business for over 40 years and credits the vocational and other classes he took at Burbank for paving the way for his successful career as an aircraft systems engineer. His goals include increasing graduation rates, making sure we have programs that meet students’ needs, restoring testing to its appropriate place so that teachers have time to teach and students have time to learn and keeping testing from crowding out art, music, vocational education and other subjects and activities that help our students develop to their full potential.
You can help Mr. Valdez get elected! Every Saturday through the May 11th election day, from 9 AM until noon, Alliance members are going out in teams to talk with voters. It’s fun and interesting! If you would like to help out, please email Shelley Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.