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Thursday: Menlo Park City School District candidates forum

Four running for two school board seats

A forum for the four candidates running for two open seats on the Menlo Park City School District's governing board will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Hillview Middle School's Performing Arts Center, 1100 Elder Ave. Menlo Park.

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County is hosting, and will moderate, the event. The public will be allowed to submit written questions for the candidates.


Scott Saywell. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac)

Caroline Lucas (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac)

David Ackerman (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac)

Alka Gupta (Photo by Veronica Weber/Embarcadero Publishing)
Candidates are: Caroline Lucas, a teacher in the Las Lomitas School District; David Ackerman, the retired principal of Oak Knoll School; Alka Gupta, co-president of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation; and Scott Saywell, a district parent and volunteer.

Scott Hinshaw, who had filed as a candidate and will appear on the ballot, said on Sept. 23 that he is withdrawing for personal reasons and cannot serve on the school board.

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