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Got burning questions for your school board candidates?

Bring them to an upcoming series of forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oakland. The events are open to the public and will be broadcast on KTOP (Channel 10) many times before the June 3 city elections.

forum.jpgNikki Harris, who is helping to coordinate the event at Oakland City Hall (Hearing Room #1), says the organizers will take lots of questions from the audience, so now’s your chance.

The first two school board candidate sessions are this Thursday evening — District 3 (West Oakland) at 6:45 p.m., District 7 (East Oakland – Elmhurst) at 8:15 p.m. The District 1 (North Oakland) forum, to be broadcast live, is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. Friday, April 11. The District 5 race isn’t contested, so it looks like incumbent Noel Gallo is off the hook.

Forgot who’s running for each seat? Here’s a link to an earlier blog post with a list of candidates and districts.

image from Steve Rhodes’s site at flickr.com/creativecommons

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Katy Murphy

    Did anyone besides me spend part of their Friday night watching Jody London, Brian Rogers and Tennessee Reed discuss charter schools, truancy, Expect Success and the achievement gap on government access programming (KTOP)?

    Anyone? Anyone?

    I lead such a wild, glamorous life.

    Anyway, don’t worry about missing the live broadcast, if you did. It will be replayed again and again until the election, along with the other two forums (which I actually observed in person).