(this posting has been updated from the published version at the candidates request.)

Jilly Gokalgandhi is a progressive, multilingual, millennial immigrant who is deeply committed to social justice. Through her work as a Community Schools Coordinator and in youth employment, as well as helping grow MPS STEM programs in K-8s and high schools, Jilly has the proven experience with our students, educators, families and community partners.
JIlly’s platform focuses on what matters – Putting the health and safety of our children, families and educators first in this pandemic; Fighting for full funding for students with special needs and English language learners; Committing to anti racist and culturally relevant teaching; Protecting public education from privatization; Creating a culture of shared decision making; and Building inclusion for women and gender nonconforming students.
JIlly Gokalgandhi is endorsed by Citizen Action, by retiring District 5 School Board Member Larry Miller, by CityWide School Board member and retired MTEA President Bob Peterson, by State Representative Jonathan Brostoff and many other leaders in our community. You can learn more about Jilly at jillyformps.org.. Jilly has the passion, experience and commitment to all of our students that makes her the right choice for the MPS School Board, especially at this moment in history