OP Live Candidate Forum 2017: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education

The 2017 OP Live Candidate Forum 2017 for CHCCS Board of Education candidates was held on October 8, 2017. All seven candidates for school board participated live. View the recap here.

Forum Open Thread 2017: CHCCS Board of Education

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education candidate forum happening on October 8, 2017 at 7pm. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are seven candidates running for four seats. There are three normal seats with four-year terms; the fourth-place finisher will fill the remainder of Annetta Streater's unexpired term.

  • James Barrett
  • Joal Hall Broun
  • Ryan Brummond
  • Calvin Deutschbein
  • Amy Fowler
  • Kim Talikoff
  • Mary Ann Wolf

The link to observe will appear on the homepage just prior to the start of the forum. UNC Law Professor Barbara Fedders will join us as our moderator to ask the probing questions. Don't miss it.

OP Live Candidate Forum 2017: Chapel Hill Town Council

The 2017 OP Live Candidate Forum for Chapel Hill Town Council candidates was held on October 1, 2017. View the recap here.

Forum Open Thread 2017: Chapel Hill Town Council

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Town Council candidate forum happening on October 1, 2017 at 7pm. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are seven candidates running for four seats:

  • Allen Buansi
  • Hongbin Gu
  • Ed Harrison
  • Maria T. Palmer
  • Rachel Schaevitz
  • Carl Schuler
  • Karen Stegman

The link to observe will appear on the homepage just prior to the start of the forum.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

DACA and Local Schools

I'm back to teaching at CHHS for a long term sub position. The school district just shared this about DACA.

"CHCCS Students, Staff and Families.

President Trump’s recent decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has caused a heightened sense of concern for many in our community. There are still unanswered questions and increased anxiety over what the future holds. 

Please know, NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN OUR SCHOOLS! Our schools are safe places where children can learn, play and grow. While government leaders debate the legal ramifications and potential appeals, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools remains – as always – committed to the safety and protection of our children.

We continue to welcome everyone, regardless of how they got here. If a student resides within the boundaries of our school district, then we will provide that child with a world-class education. We never ask about the immigration status of a student or family. In fact, we are not allowed to ask, nor do we have any desire for that information.

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