If you’ve got ideas about how Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools should be run, you’ll have a chance to let school board candidates know on Thursday.
The nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd invites people to address the candidates for three at-large seats at a forum from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Novant Health/BB&T building at 108 Providence Road.
Eight of the nine candidates – Janeen Bryant, Larry Bumgarner, Elyse Dashew, Ericka Ellis-Stewart, Levester Flowers, Mary McCray, Jeremy Stephenson and Amelia Stinson-Wesley – say they’ll attend, said MeckEd’s Erin Edwards. Angela Ambroise had not responded Tuesday.
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Edwards said her group has recruited a wide range of people involved in education to speak, and others are invited to participate. “We’re looking for a lot of diverse voices to participate in this conversation,” she said.
The candidates won’t respond during Thursday’s session, but MeckEd plans a follow-up in October for them to talk about their views. The school board election, which is nonpartisan, is Nov. 3.
Register for Thursday’s community conversation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.