This next school board election, being held on November 8, will be an important one. In the upcoming year, the board will be charged with a few major tasks, including working to close the student achievement gap and choosing the next CMS superintendent to name a few.

If you want an opportunity to connect with candidates seeking to fill at-large vacancies on the CMS School Board, consider attending the first-ever Community Candidate Forum presented by the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Charlotte Alumnae Chapter.

The event, which will be moderated by WBTV’s Brigida Mack, will allow the community a one-on-one opportunity to learn additional details on those seeking office. Confirmed candidates include: Larry Bumgarner, Ericka Ellis- Stewart, Ken Nelson, Hans Plotseneder, Darrin Rankin, Jeff Wise, and Mary McCray.

Date: Monday October 17, 2011
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: West Charlotte High School’s auditorium (2219 Senior Drive)
Cost: Free and open to public.

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