Board Election 2020: Voting

Board Election 2020: Voting

Dear SAS Community,

We are one week away from the start of voting for our School Board election. We urge every member of the community to vote. It is important that everyone take the time to learn carefully about the candidates running and to vote. Please click through to our election website for more information on each candidate. Our success as an organization with an elected board depends in large measure on the community's participation in our elections. So, please vote!!

In last week's eNews we shared with you our revised plan, in light of recent MOH guidelines, to conduct two virtual candidate forums on April 15 and April 19. It was our intention to record these sessions and share the first recording with you today.

Unfortunately, an island-wide StarHub internet outage prevented several of our candidates from being able to log in to the forum last night. As a result, we were forced to reschedule the forum for this Sunday evening, April 19. We will extend the length of that forum slightly and work to streamline the content to give our community as comprehensive an introduction to our candidates as possible in the context of the limitations we currently face. Assuming all goes well, we will share a recorded version of that forum with you on Monday, April 20.

As a reminder, voting will be conducted online from April 24-28, facilitated through an external third party secure electronic voting system, Simply Voting.

We are now in the election period, and would like to remind everyone once again of the Board Election Rules and Procedures that were established to ensure a smooth and positive election experience for our community. Candidates are free to campaign and share their individual views. Candidates and their supporters may not, however, use school resources for campaign purposes, such school email or WhatsApp lists. It is important that all parents, staff and faculty abide by the rules in the Board Election Rules and Procedures as well as the values in the SAS Statement of Community.

Finally, the Board has appointed a senior member of the Singapore Legal and Governance Community, Mr Adrian Chan, to provide oversight of the Board election process as a volunteer to the Election Task Force. Mr Chan has no affiliation with Singapore American School nor any member of the SAS Board of Directors. Mr Chan will review any complaints submitted in relation to the election process. Any questions or comments related to the board election should be directed to the Election Task Force at etf@sas.edu.sg.

Thanks again for your continued engagement in this year's board election, and your support and patience as we seek to navigate in these "confused seas". While we are not sure what wave will hit us next, we will persist!


With warm regards,

SAS Governance Committee


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