If you could ask any candidates running for the Board of Education anything, what would your question be?
The Board of Education Forum is just weeks away and the deadline for question submissions from the community is fast approaching.
The Bryan County News will continue taking questions from the community until Friday evening. Send them to the News by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, stop by the office on Ford Avenue, or call 756-2668.
The forum will be Thursday, July 10 from 6:30-8 p.m., sponsored by the News and the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. It will be held on the third floor of the Brogdon-Spiers building, thanks to a site donation by Gene and Carole Brogdon.
The school board is the final decision maker for issues that determine how Bryan County’s children are educated and how local tax dollars are being spent. The forum will allow members of the community to get to know those running for office before the general primary election on July 15.
In addition to questions the News will be taking in advance, there will be a brief question and answer session at the end of the debate.
The vice chairman position and District 2 and 3 seats are all up for grabs.
Carrol Ann Coleman, a former BoE chairman, is running against Jeff Morton, current District 3 board member, for the vice chairman seat.
Dennis Seger and Wanda Lane are both vying for District 2.
Charlie Johnson, Candace Piper and Charles Blakewood are all running for District 3.
All candidates are running as members of the Republican Party so the vice chair and district 2 positions will be decided July 15.
If one of the three District 3 candidates wins by a 51 percent margin, they will be declared the winner. If there isn’t a majority winner, the top two candidates will face-off in a runoff election on Aug. 5.