Sausalito and Marin City’s school district has been slowly gaining traction over the past 15 years by attracting parents and students back to the area’s two schools. But after disappointing test scores in recent years and a scathing report from a state agency accusing the district of diverting money away from its largely minority school parents, teachers and community members are looking for change. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports that change could come soon after voters in the district cast their ballot for two open seats on the school board tomorrow.
Current board member Bill Ziegler says beyond closing the achievement gap establishing athletic resources for both schools is a priority for him.
New comer Debra Turner says, if elected, she wants to help straighten out the district's financials.
Fellow newcomer David Suto says he's running after seeing the lack of quality education at Bayside/MLK for the three years his wife worked at the school.
Current board president Caroline Van Alst could not be reached for comment.