By Katie Lobosco, CNN— August 14, 2021
Like many parents, Paul Martino never paid his school board much attention before the coronavirus pandemic. But last summer, when his kids' district in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, suddenly reversed course and went virtual, Martino decided it was time to get involved.
One of those recipients is the parent-led group Reimagine Radnor, a district in a Philadelphia suburb. It's backing four candidates that are running to unseat current members of the school board there this fall.
"It's a crazy time to throw my hat in the ring, but I also believe it's a really crucial time for public education," said Beth Connor, a former teacher with three children in the district.
"I think right now our school board members, and those across the country, want to bring national politics down to the local level. I don't believe school boards should be a political position," Connor said.