AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Reeves, a 20-year El Segundo resident with a long record of participation in PTAs and school site councils, said she would get more comment from the public on what they might want in a future bond measure. She said surveys she has included in campaign literature show support to improve the football field and auditorium, but not to build an aquatic center. Reeves also advocates more emphasis on music and the arts in school and more partnerships with Fortune 500 companies in the area. Wilkin, who has been active on PTAs, school site councils and the El Segundo Education Foundation, would concentrate on reducing the achievement gap that exists for low-income and minority students. She also wants the district to prepare now for future teacher retirements and possible enrollment declines. Wilkin views a future bond measure as a “last resort.” Instead, she favors cooperative efforts with the city and corporations to make needed repairs and improvements. Our endorsement goes to Reeves and Wilkin, each of whom has a strong record of community involvement. They seem well prepared to build on the school district’s solid base of success. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! El Segundo voters on Nov. 6 will elect two new school board members to take the place of two retiring incumbents. Fortunately, the three candidates seeking those positions score highly on ideas and experience. Despite the defeat of a school facilities bond measure last year, the district continues to progress academically. The district’s schools in 2006 scored above the 800-point performance target set by the state for the Academic Performance Index. The school board candidates are Aleta Pottenger, a substitute teacher in the district; Tammy Tagami Reeves, a consultant to credit unions; and Lisa Wilkin, executive director of the Child Development Consortium of Los Angeles, a nonprofit group. All the candidates aim to keep the school district moving in a positive direction. If the district opts to ask voters again to fund renovations to athletic fields, the high school auditorium and an aquatic center, Pottenger favors a “subdivided” ballot measure to give voters the means to choose which projects they believe are most vital. She would also like the district to adopt parenting programs and consider offering some classes that are separated by gender.