The Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA) will host a candidates forum for the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Board of Education Trustee Area 2 on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the IUSD District Office, located at 5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine. This free event is open to the public and will also be broadcast live on Cox Channel 39, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and streamed live from iusd.org.
This year, three candidates are running for one seat. They are: Governing Board Member Sharon Wallin; Retired Irvine Teacher Jean Anne Turner; Tutor Ilya Tseglin.
During the forum, each candidate will have the opportunity to make a statement and answer uniform questions presented by an unbiased moderator from the League of Women Voters. The questions were developed by the Irvine Council PTA Executive Board. There will also be a limited amount of time for questions from attendees.
IUCPTA, which comprises of more than 13,000 members from 40 individual PTA units, has traditionally invited school board candidates to share their views in advance of local elections. “We are proud to host the Candidates Forum for the upcoming School Board election,” said IUCPTA president Mary Kelly. “An important aspect of the PTA mission is advocacy. Bringing all the candidates together allows us to engage our parents in the legislative process and hear the candidate’s solutions to the issues that impact both our PTA parents and students.”
Note: Governing Board Member Ira Glasky is running unopposed in Trustee Area 4 and will not participate on the panel. Click here to view the IUSD Trustee Area Map.