As a parent of two young girls, I often find myself wondering: Are my girls watching too much TV? Did they do enough reading over the summer? Are they taking the right vitamins? Big or small, parenting is often filled with doubts. However, one thing I’m absolutely certain of is the importance of the November elections — not just at the national level, but here in our backyards.

On November 8, your vote for WCCUSD Board of Education determines who shapes and approves the annual plan for programs and services in our schools; your vote determines who manages our district’s multi-million-dollar budget; your vote determines who hires and evaluates our superintendent, the leader responsible for implementing our school board’s district-wide vision.

Why school board elections matter for West Contra Costa families
Op-Ed, Maribel Lopez