Challengers Kayn and Izad have been involved in the district through their work on the health advisory committee. Their opposition to the incumbents has more to do with the board's political tilt.
"I want to see a more balanced board, one that's more representative of the community," said Izad, a 43-year-old interior designer. "This board has a very liberal viewpoint, and I am a much more conservative person."
Izad and Kayn were critical of the district's handling of a state-issued high school survey on AIDS that was distributed to students without parental permission.
Kayn said it was an example of the board's desire to take away parental rights.
"They want to make the school system a giant social-service system, and the first victims are the families," said Kayn, a 44-year-old lighting designer. "The board wants the district to become a great health-care provider under the influence of Planned Parenthood."