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The Candidates Respond: Relationships with School Districts

We asked county commissioner candidates to answer five questions, and all provided responses. Today, we continue with the third question: How would you characterize the relationships between the county and each of our community’s two school districts? In what ways could these relationships be improved?

Community Talks About School Equity

On Saturday, February 20, the second community forum on school equity was held: "Excellence with Equity: The Schools Our Children Deserve." The event was cosponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, Organizing Against Racism (OAR)-Orange, the NAACP Youth Council, Movement of Youth, and the Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC). The event was live-tweeted by OrangePolitics and a number of other attendees.

The Candidates Respond: 2016 County Bond Referendum

We asked the nine candidates for Orange County Board of Commissioners to answer five questions, and all provided responses. Every Monday, we are posting the responses to one question. Today, we continue with the second question: Is the allocation of funds in the county's proposed 2016 bond referendum appropriate? If not, how would you have designed the bond proposal differently?

The Candidates Respond: Why Are People Poor?

We asked the nine candidates for Orange County Board of Commissioners to answer five questions, and all provided responses. On each the next five Mondays, we will post the responses to one question. We begin today with the first question: Why are people poor? What tools or programs is the county using and/or should the county use to address poverty?

Candidate Forum: County Commissioners (Democratic Party and Democratic Women)

This forum is for candidates for the District 2 and at-large seats.

Date: 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Orange County Public Library, 137 W Margaret Lane, Hillsborough

Candidate Forum: County Commissioners (Democratic Party and Democratic Women)

This forum is for candidates for the District 1 and at-large seats.

Date: 

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Lake Hogan Farms Clubhouse, 101 Commons Way, Carrboro

Candidate Forum: County Commissioners (Chapel Hill-Carrboro PTA Council)

Date: 

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill

Candidate Forum: County Commissioners (Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP)

Date: 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

OWASA Community Room, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro

OP Candidate Questionnaire: Orange County Board of Education

As with the county commissioner election, we're also doing things differently for this year's Orange County Board of Education election. Instead of holding our usual live online candidate forums, we have asked the candidates to complete a brief questionnaire.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Announces Process for School Board Vacancy

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools today announced the process for filling the vacancy on the Board of Education resulting from the resignation of Michelle Brownstein.

So far, we've heard only that 2015 school board candidate and former Carrboro alderperson Joal Hall Broun intends to apply for the vacancy.

North Carolina statute requires the vacancy to be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the board until the next election of board members. Applications for the vacancy are due in the superintendent's office by noon on February 5th. The school board will interview candidates on February 11th and make the appointment on February 18th.

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