Megan Kerr Enters the Race for LB School Board
2013-09-19 · By Editor
Megan Kerr, a candidate in the Long Beach School Board race, officially kicked off her campaign this week. “I’m excited to begin this journey towards bettering our schools and our district,” stated Kerr.
Megan Kerr is a lifetime Long Beach resident and parent with 12 years of service to Long Beach schools. A volunteer and PTA member in the Long Beach Unified School District, Megan has worked in classrooms, offices, music programs, sports programs, and green teams at every school her children attended as well as other schools in the LBUSD.
Kerr has not only volunteered directly with LBUSD schools, she has also had an impact on all California students. Since the 2010 budget crisis, she has organized parents, teachers, school district leaders, labor leaders, and local elected officials for rallies and informational panels to discuss the crisis. Because of her instrumental efforts, she was appointed by the Long Beach Council PTA to serve as School Board Liaison, and travelled to Sacramento to advocate directly with elected representatives for Long Beach’s public education priorities.
Says Kerr, “I will continue to advocate for adequate and consistent funding on the school board so all Long Beach children have access to the education they deserve.”
Throughout the school district, Megan Kerr has made herself an available and accessible problem-solver to parents and the community. She has been a leader in the efforts to ensure that students are prepared for the transition from the classroom to the workforce. As Co-Chair of a working group within the Education Business Advisory – a collaboration between the LBUSD, Long Beach City College, CSU-Long Beach, and the local business community – Kerr helps to provide work-based learning opportunities for Long Beach students.
Kerr believes that in order for schools to succeed, a representative needs to focus on the district as a whole. “I want to deliver for all corners of our school district,” Kerr said. “Whether you’re a parent on the East Side, West Side, Avalon, or a family I hope to represent in North Long Beach, our kids deserve a great education. I will fight to continue to increase the graduation rates, close the achievement gap district-wide, and work for the success of all Long Beach students. I will support policy that provides rigorous and relevant instruction at all school sites to ensure that all our students are college, career, and community ready.”
“I’m looking forward to connecting with supporters and friends – both old and new – from across the district,” said Kerr. “This is just the beginning!”