School board members are elected by voters in their communities to serve a four-year term. There are many duties for school board members to perform which include setting a budget for schools and school calendars; approving school staff and contractor decisions, school building usage, district expenses, school textbooks, areas of study and foreign exchange student programs; determining the need for additional schools and higher school tax rates; and regulating school assignment and transportation policies.
It’s a big job and a very important job that the candidates listed below are coming forth to serve the communities where they reside in order to work toward every child receiving a quality education in a secure, healthy and safe environment. When you vote for a school board candidate remember that you are setting the stage for the performance to come in the future by every student.
Listed below are school board candidates by county and district numbers that are up for election during this cycle; contact information for each candidate is also provided.
2016 Indian River County School Board Candidates
DISTRICT 3: Laura Zorc, Address: 3820 8th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960; Phone: (772) 643-5700; Email: LDZorc@aol.com Filed: 7/7/15 DISTRICT 5: John M. Kim, Address: PO Box 650733, Vero Beach, FL 32960; Phone: (772) 559-6702; Email: JohnMKim2011@gmail.com Filed: 1/5/16
2016 St. Lucie County School Board Candidates
DISTRICT 2: Carol Hilson, Address: 3003 S.E. Galt Circle, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984; Phone: (772) 519-0397; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Filed: 11/12/2015 DISTRICT 4: James “Jamey” Capers, Address: P.O. Box 12863, Fort Pierce, FL 34979-2863; Phone: (321) 890-3373; Email: email@example.com Filed: 10/01/2015
2016 Martin County School Board Candidates
DISTRICT 5: Joshua Ferraro, 665 SW Lighthouse Dr, Palm City, FL 34990: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Petition Requirement Met? No DISTRICT 5: Larry Green, PO Box 1395, Palm City, FL 34991; Email: email@example.com Petition Requirement Met? Yes
2016 Palm Beach County School Board Candidates
DISTRICT 2: Charles Elmer Shaw, Address: 2252 Soundings Ct, Greenacres, FL 33413; Phone: 561-439-6460; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Announced Date: 1/11/2016 Filed DISTRICT 5: Frank A. Barbieri, Jr., Address: 21026 Shady Vista Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33428; Phone: 561-756-7854;E-mail: email@example.com Announced Date: 12/14/2015 Filed DISTRICT 5: Manuel David Levine, Address: 10739 Santa Rosa Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33498; Phone: 561-921-5565; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Announced Date: 7/21/2015 Filed DISTRICT 5: Jeremy Prope, Address: 1072 SW 12th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33486; Phone: 305-546-5136; E-mail: email@example.com Announced Date: 10/14/2015 Filed