This is your child’s education. This is your nephew’s education.
This is the education of the next generation.
What are school boards even for? School boards have the power to improve the quality of K-12 education in their district including:
Establish budgets and oversee distribution of resources
Maintain learning facilities
Oversee and update curriculum development
Oversee the school district’s safety procedures and transportation
Hire and evaluate the school’s superintendent, college president or chief executive
But what does this even mean? Think: How many of us had under resourced art and PE programs? How many authors of color did you read in middle school? How many of us wanted quality breakfast and lunch growing up?
The school board is one way to make concrete change for youth of color in our backyard. It’s often our fellow parents and providers for our own community to run for a position to make the change they want to see. Voting in the school board election is our right and responsibility to choose who makes decisions for our youth.
Are you registered to vote?
To vote in this non-partisan race, you must be a registered voter in Washington County. Register to vote or update your registration by April 28.
APANO is a 501(c)(4) organization, dedicated to uniting Oregon’s 260,000+ Asian and Pacific Islanders for social justice.