Local PAC Endorses Five Candidates for the West Chester Area School District Board

WCASD Board candidatesCandidates pictured, from left to right:  Nick Spangler, Amanda Greenberg, Peggy Schmitt, Bob Rafetto, and Alain Oliver. (Submitted Image)

WEST CHESTER, PA — Back to Basics West Chester, a political action committee formed to bring balance to the West Chester Area School Board in 2023, is pleased to announce the endorsement of the following candidates for School Director: Bob Rafetto and Nick Spangler (Region 1), Amanda Greenberg and Peggy Schmitt (Region 2), and Alain Oliver (Region 3).

Back to Basics West Chester was founded by parents in the West Chester Area School District with the mission to refocus on academic excellence for every student through a more balanced school board. The PAC is committed to keeping politics and all political agendas out of the classroom.

The five endorsed candidates are committed to Back to Basics’ fundamental mission, including academic excellence, transparency, parents as partners, and fiscal accountability.

Back to Basics selected the five candidates based on their diverse backgrounds, commitment to serving the community, alignment with the platform, and balanced views on how to best approach the myriad of issues facing the school district.

All five candidates will appear on the primary ballot for the May 16 election.  The state of Pennsylvania allows school board candidates to cross-file on both the Republican and Democratic ballots; therefore, both Republicans and Democrats will have the opportunity to vote for the five candidates.

There are five seats on the West Chester Area School District Board up for election this year, including two seats in Region 1 which includes the Borough of West Chester and West Goshen; two seats in Region 2 which includes West Whiteland and East Goshen; and one seat in Region 3 which includes East Bradford, Westtown, and Thornbury. To determine your voting region, click here.

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To learn more about each of the candidates and Back to Basics West Chester, visit the website at www.backtobasicswc.com.

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