Organizers of next week’s School Board candidates’ forum in West Seattle – presented and sponsored by local PTAs and PTSAs – just locked in a topnotch moderator, KUOW education reporter Phyllis Fletcher. So says organizer Carla Rogers, who shares more information about the 6:30 pm Tuesday forum at Madison Middle School (day before ballots go out):
Though school-board reps serve by district, in the general election, each is voted on by the entire city. All eight candidates have have confirmed, Rogers says. The night will start with a chance to meet-and-greet them at 6:30 pm; at 6:55, reps from both sides of the Seattle Families and Education Levy will speak, followed by the school-board forum.
Question #1 is scheduled to be: “Given the sacrifice of time, energy, and money, what compels you to run for the school board?” Then, candidates will answer written questions from the audience, moderated by Phyllis Fletcher.
Alki Elementary PTA and Madison Middle School PTSA are hosting the forum; co-sponsors are .Arbor Heights Elementary PTA, Concord Elementary PTA, Gatewood Elementary PTA, Lafayette Elementary PTA, Schmitz Park Elementary PTA, and Denny Middle School PTSA. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org. The forum site, Madison MS, is at 45th/Spokane.