Wednesday, October 9, 2013

UPDATE: Learn more about school board candidates

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:54 PM

click to enlarge Don't recognize these faces? If you live in D-11, you should. - COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 11
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  • Don't recognize these faces? If you live in D-11, you should.

Citizens Project has announced that the District 3 forum scheduled for Oct. 23 has been cancelled due to "lack of participation from candidates."

——- ORIGINAL POST, 4:02 P.M., TUESDAY, OCT. 8 ——-

I hate to say it, but the November elections are right around the corner.

Among the decisions that will be made in this election cycle is who will serve on local school boards. Hardly the most glamorous of elected offices, school board members can nevertheless have a huge influence on children's lives and on the vitality of neighborhoods. (Remember all those school closures in Colorado Springs School District 11? Those were authorized by a school board. )

Thus, it's worth it to learn a little about the candidates ahead of election day. Citizens Project is once again offering election forums to the public for each of the affected boards. Read on and mark your calendar:

Come Learn about the Upcoming School Board Elections at Citizens Project's Election Education Forums!

School Board Election Education Forums
Informed and engaged voters are essential to the democratic process, so come join us at one of our school board forums to learn more about the candidates in your district!

October 15 at 5:30 pm, District 2 Forum, Harrison High School
October 16 at 5:30 pm, District 49 Forum, Vista Ridge High School
October 21 at 6:30 pm, Disticrt 11 Forum, Carnegie Room, Penrose Library
October 23 at 5:30 pm, District 3 Forum, Mesa Ridge High School

Additionally, check our website for information on other community forums (for District 20 and on Amendment 66) being hosted by different organizations!

Don't forget about our upcoming Get Out the Vote events! Visit our website for more details.

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