Sunday, October 16, 2011

Meet CMS School Board Candidates Monday

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 10/16/2011 No comments
Three at-large seats on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education are on the ballot during next month's election. None of the incumbents are running and there are 14 candidates vying for those three positions--that's a lot of options to choose from. Come meet, hear from, and ask questions to several of those candidates at The Community's Forum, this Monday, October 17, 6 p.m., at West Charlotte High School (2219 Senior Drive).

I know a lot of you will go to the polls next month with plans to vote for mayor and city council, but you won't know a thing about a single person running for school board. Monday's event is your opportunity to get informed. These are the people who make the decisions that impact your children's future--or if you're like me and don't have any children, then you should understand the importance to the community as a whole. Remember, it was the school board that decided what forms of testing would be used in the schools; that decided which schools would close this year because of budget cuts; that makes policy decisions that affect students and teachers; that will hire the new superintendent for CMS next year.

The Community's Forum is open to the public, and being presented by the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) and the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. WBTV’s Brigida Mack will host.


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