There’s a school board election in just two weeks, and it’s an important one!
There are six candidates running for 2 seats. With issues like the achievement gap, privatization, and transportation in front of the school board, this is an important election.
Press coverage of the election has been pretty sparse, so here are a few ways you can learn about it:
1. Come to the Arrowwood Candidate Forum this Thursday, October 27, 6-8pm at 2566 Arrowwood Trail, Ann Arbor. The parents at Arrowwood, Foxfire, and Carrot Way communities are hosting this candidate forum, and the public is invited.
2. Watch the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on CTN Channel 19. The League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum for the school board race on October 3, and you can watch it on CTN Channel 19 on Oct 15, 1-2pm or Oct 26, 9-10pm. Check the listings for other times. If you don’t get CTN but do have broadband, you can stream it online at their website (sorry, it’s not “on demand.” You can only stream what is currently showing).
3. Read the coverage. Here are some links for coverage of the school board race:
- Ann Arbor School Musings has posted the responses to candidate questionnaires.
- The Ann Arbor Chronicle has extensive coverage of the League of Women Voters debate.
- A2 Journal has coverage of the League of Women Voters forum, and a forum with the Ann Arbor Democrats.
- Susan McGarry, a member of our Racial and Economic Justice Task Force, has a letter to the editor calling for the achievement gap to be an election issue.
- AnnArbor.com has coverage of a Candidate Forum and Ann Arbor Open
Here at ICPJ we don’t support or oppose candidates for public office, so you won’t see any endorsements from us. We do want you to learn about the candidates, the issues, and to vote on November 8.
(P.S. If you know of similar resources for the other school board elections please post them in the comment section!)