Friday, June 1, 2012

School Board Candidates Forums

There are very few opportunities to become an informed voter when it come to school board races. I definitely of the opinion we need to clean house at the school board. If there are any conservative running, we need to elect them. We not only need advocates for children on the school board but also advocates for the tax payers. We need people who believe in competition, choice,and excellence. Please note below that this is a series of forums, not just one forum.
This August, Nashvillians will head to the polls to elect five of the nine Metro school board members. Friends of Metro Schools, with the support of the community partners listed below, will host a series of School Board Candidate Forums in June. This is your opportunity to learn about the candidates in your school board district before casting your vote. Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television (NECAT) will be videotaping portions of each forum for later broadcast on Comcast channel 10 in Davidson County.

District 1
Monday, June 11, 5-6:30 p.m. (program will begin at 5:30 p.m.)
Isaiah T. Creswell Arts Magnet Middle School; 3500 John Millette Drive; Nashville, TN 37218
Candidates: Sharon Gentry, Ed Kindall
Moderator: Ron Corbin, principal, RBBC Holdings; co-chair, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Report Card Committee

District 3
Thursday, June 7, 5-6:30 p.m. (program will begin at 5:30 p.m.)
Madison Middle School; 300 Old Hickory Blvd. West Madison; Nashville, TN 37115
Candidates: Jarod DeLozier, Fred Lee, Jill Speering
Moderator: Mark North, vice chair, Metropolitan Board of Public Education

District 5
Monday, June 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (please arrive at least 15 minutes early; program will begin at 6:30 p.m.)
Rosebank Elementary School; 1012 Preston Drive; Nashville, TN 37206
Candidates: John Haubenreich, Elissa Kim, Erica Lanier, Gracie Porter
Moderator: Councilman Anthony Davis, District 7

District 7
Wednesday, June 20, 5-6:30 p.m. (program will begin at 5:30 p.m.)
Croft Middle School; 482 Elysian Fields Road; Nashville, TN 37211
Candidates: Will Pinkston, Alan Sharp, Al Wilkins
Moderator: José González, co-founder and finance director, Conexión Américas

District 9
Thursday, June 21, 5-6:30 p.m. (program will begin at 5:30 p.m.)
Hillwood High School; 400 Davidson Road; Nashville, TN 37205
Candidates: Bob Bogen, Eric Crafton, Margaret Dolan, Amy Frogge, Ronnie Osborne
Moderator: Beth Baker, H.G. Hill Middle School math teacher; Tennessee Education Association Distinguished Educator of the Year

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