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Parent-Supported Services: Just Exactly Where Do the Candidates Stand?
A number of City Councilmembers and City Council candidates have signed the petition and/or have clearly stated their support for parent-funded services within our schools. Indeed, Mayor Mehaul O'Leary, Councilmembers Jeff Cooper and Andrew Weissman, as well as city council candidate Scott Malsin are all in support. They joined 1,150 (as of 3/9/12) other petition signers who include former council members, school board members, teachers, prominent business people, and parents stating that they advocate that the School District allow parents and others to fundraise, manage, and support positions not funded by the District free of any union restrictions or requirements.
Where do the rest of the City Council candidates stand? Are they willing to sign the petition (http://signon.org/sign/culver-city-board-of) or clearly state their position? Why haven't they done so already? In order of name-recognition: Meghan Sahli-Wells, where do you stand on this issue? Jim Clarke, where do you stand on this issue? Stephen Murray, where do you stand on this issue?