Gazette to host school board candidates forum

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 23, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa City School Board will feature two forums prior to the Sept. 13 elections, according to a Districtwide Parents’ Organization press release.

The first, focusing on curriculum and funding, will held 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 6 at City High, 1900 Morningside Drive.

The second, on redistricting, will take place on Sept. 8 at West High, 2901 Melrose Ave.

There are eight candidates contending for four-year terms, and two candidates running for two-year terms. Forums will be hosted by the Districtwide Parents’ Organization and the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

The forums will be broadcast on Mediacom Channel 21, although not live.

Replays of the Sept. 6 forum will air from Sept. 7 through Sept. 12. Replays of the Sept. 8 forum will air from Sept. 9 through Sept. 12.

— by Janet Lawler

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