Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 9:38 AM
Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education member Noah Margo this morning formally announced that he would seek reelection for a second term in the upcoming November election.
“My work isn’t done,” Margo wrote in his announcement letter, which was structured as a letter to his 15-year-old son, Solomon. “I couldn’t in good conscience walk away now right on the brink of seeing my vision through and restoring Beverly Hills’ education to excellence.”
There are three seats that will be up for grabs in the upcoming election when terms end for Margo, Board President Brian Goldberg and board member Lewis Hall. Goldberg, former Board of Education President Mel Spitz and Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee member Isabel Hacker have all confirmed their candidacies as well. Retiring Beverly Hills High School Principal Carter Paysinger previously announced his intention to run, but has yet to officially move into the City in order to legitimize his candidacy.
Margo specified five objectives he intends to address if successfully elected to a second term: 1. Complete construction at all five schools; 2. Maintain and grow BHUSD’s budget surplus; 3. Promote teacher excellence; 4. Introduce innovative technology-driven instruction; and 5. Focus on education over litigation.
“Three years ago, I committed myself and this family to making a real impact for our schools,” Margo wrote. “The sacrifice is worth it. It’s worth it because your future and the future of your classmates depend on it.”