Congrats to Eileen Long who was elected to the School Board in a tight race against incumbent, Dr. Ken Peluso. As a veteran educator, Long is an advocate for teachers and students of all abilities and we look forward to seeing what she can accomplish as a School Board member. She is also pro-recess and we are excited to have her on the Board.
Congrats also go out to Pinellas Parents for Healthy Schools member Matthew Stewart who will be in a runoff against Joanne Lentino. Stewart was the first candidate to join our Healthy Schools page and is a foster parent with a child at Meadowlawn Middle School! Stewart is a recess supporter and we look forward to hearing more of what he has to say in the coming months.
Finally, Eliseo Santana Jr. will be in a run-off against Carol Cook. Both Santana and Cook have been reaching out to our group to find out ways to make our schools healthier and happier places for students and staff. We look forward to continuing that dialogue with these two candidates.
Thank you to ALL the candidates who ran campaigns because they wanted to help the students of Pinellas County. We appreciate your service!
Stephanie Cox and Christie Bruner are two PTA moms who founded Pinellas Parents for Healthy Schools in 2015. Our goal was to make Florida schools healthier and happier places for children. We believe that all parents should be educated voters and we believe that parent advocacy creates a better learning environment for all children. Thanks for stopping by!