Name: Laura Babitt, financial controller of global operations
What office/district are you are running for? Berkeley School Board
What is the main reason you are running? I am running for the Berkeley School Board primarily in response to COVID-19. Combining my professional finance, accounting, and operations background and hands-on BUSD experience affords me the unique opportunity to help BUSD successfully navigate this unprecedented time as we reengineer our schools, navigate the financial pressures the impending recession will bring, and strive to overcome the achievement gap. I am convinced that we have the opportunity to boost academic outcomes, social-emotional development, and to ensure that every student has an equal chance to succeed.
Why are you qualified? For the last 10 years, I felt the call to action and responded. I have been an engaged parent organizer and champion for equity while guiding my 3 children