News

Election canceled for Portola Valley school board

 

The Portola Valley School District's school board election for this fall has been canceled because the number of qualified candidates in the race was equal to the number of open seats, according to county officials.

The two qualified candidates for the two open seats – incumbent Brooke Day and Anne Fazioli-Khiari – will be appointed in lieu of an election pursuant to the California Elections Code, said Jim Irizarry, San Mateo County's assistant chief elections officer and assessor-county clerk recorder.

Day joined the school board in 2017. Fazioli-Khiari is a community volunteer and was chairman of the 2018 "Yes on Z" bond measure campaign.

Fazioli-Khiari was one of six candidates who applied for Michael Maffia's seat when he stepped down from the board in March. The board chose district parent Kimberley Morris Rosen to fill the seat.

The deadline to pull papers to run for a seat on district board was extended to Aug. 14 after one of the incumbents, Gulliver La Valle, decided not to seek re-election. No other candidates filed to run for the board after the extended deadline.

La Valle told The Almanac in June he was ready to "let someone else take the torch."

--

Sign up for Almanac Express to get news updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or show your support for local journalism by subscribing.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?
By Elena Kadvany | 29 comments | 5,396 views

An Easy Emissions Win
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 1,001 views

Helping Partners Become Couples (vs. Helping Couples Become Partners)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 754 views

It just takes time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 638 views

Sugar Detective
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 587 views

 

Register now!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

More Info