The event was postponed from last Tuesday to Monday night due to a candidate's family emergency, Mark said.
Mark, who is an active community member, most recently ran for City Council in March, his first bid for public office. As a resident with a son in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, he told Patch he wants residents to make an informed decision and cast a ballot on Nov. 5.
He says that the local public schools are one of the city's "key industries that draw people to our city" due to "a quality, locally managed, parent-driven public school system."
Here is candidate info, as provided by Mark.
I have a deep personal passion for education as exhibited by my years of volunteer service in our schools, on several PTA executive boards and the Ed Foundation board.
I now seek to play a more important role as a member of the school board where I can use my 22 years of financial experience to move our district forward for the betterment of the entire community.
I am the candidate with the best experience and financial background to provide the proper oversight of district funds and responsibly manage our tax dollars.
As a grateful resident of Manhattan Beach for 16 years with two children currently attending Manhattan Beach Unified schools, I am committed to improving the high quality of education we have achieved and to fairly represent all students, parents and teachers in that process.
Paralusz has served Manhattan Beach in various positions for the past seven years, is a proven community leader and brings strong public decision-making experience to the board. In addition to her legal know-how (she's an attorney for Northrop), Paralusz has also been on the Measure BB Oversight committee monitoring the construction project at Mira Costa High School -- Phase 1 was delivered on time and on budget. Her child will start kindergarten next fall, so she'll bring a fresh eye to the district and its policies.
Rosenberg is a current member of the MBUSD board who has been part of the successful 10+ year effort to restore the financial health of the district. With her years as president of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation prior to being on the board, she knows the district's budget inside and out.