Dear SF Parents,
Across the City street intersections and bus stops parents are attempting to get their kids to school and themselves to work on time. I find significant comfort scanning the streets seeing everyone doing what I am doing and doing it as gracefully as possible!
Whether public, independent or parochial, we all balance similar responsibilities and duties in navigating schools and other facets of our lives in the city.
All school years are critical - this year though is significant not just due to school related issues but also because of the upcoming Mayoral election.
Leadership in city government significantly makes our lives easier or harder. The mayor's decisions determine park and library hours, attention on quality of life factors (street cleaning, trees, etc), maintenance of funding for Preschool for All (program that provides reduced tuition for all 4 and 5 year olds in qualified public or private preschools), continuation of support arts and athletics....you get the drift.
This is why parents throughout the City formed an organization this last election cycle -- SF Parents PAC. SF Parents PAC was created to finally bring our voices to the forefront; ensuring that as decisions are being made, our perspectives are part of the consideration and in many cases should drive them.
In the last election cycle, we successfully endorsed two school board candidates. This year, we are focusing on another strategy.
We want every candidate for mayor to hear our voices and understand what it will take to make SF the best place to raise kids and have families.
With that in mind, we are hosting the first Mayoral Candidate Forum focused on our issues.
Please come to hear how each candidate understands your needs and his/her ideas regarding this City and family issues.
Tuesday October 11th from 6:30 to 8:30
Sherith Israel at 2266 California Street
Moderated by Steve Symanovich from the SF Business Times
Sponsored by The SF Parent Political Action Committee, Parents For Public
Schools, SF Family Support Network, Teach for America and Congregation
Refreshments, Childcare, and Interpretation Services will be provided.
Read more on Facebook http://www.facebook .com/event. php?eid=21363434 2032302
After the Summit, irrespective of who wins, we will continue to hold the new mayor accountable to the concepts raised in the Summit. More importantly, we will make our voices heard as issues arise.
Become a member of the PAC today:
See you on Oct. 11th! Please rsvp to Oct11candidatesforum@gmail.com