Northville PTA Legislative Action Network (LAN) representatives from across the school district are partnering to host a Board of Education Candidates Forum from 7:30-9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in the Hillside Middle School Forum, 775 North Center Street in Northville (at the corner of Center Street and Eight Mile Road).
Five candidates are vying for four open four-year terms on the school board. The candidates include Laurie Doner, who is seeking her first term; Scott Frush, who is seeking his first term; current Board Vice President Cynthia Jankowski, who is seeking her second term; current Board Trustee Sarah Prescott, who was appointed to the Board in September 2015 and is seeking her first full four-year term; and current Board Treasurer Matthew Wilk, who is running for his second term.
The forum format will include opening and closing statements from each of the candidates, as well as an opportunity for audience members to submit questions for the candidates to the forum moderator. For those unable to attend, a videotape of the Forum will air on the Comcast Educational Channel at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016.
“All school district voters are encouraged to come to Hillside on October 4th to hear directly from the candidates on their views and goals regarding Northville Public Schools,” said Jayne Watson, PTA LAN representative for Winchester Elementary School. “PTA LAN reps are hosting this Candidates Forum so voters can make informed choices on issues that impact our children and our community. Most importantly, we encourage everyone to go to the polls and vote on Tuesday, November 8th!”
The October 4th Candidates Forum will follow a Northville Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting slated to take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Hillside Media Center (across from the Forum). The Candidates Forum will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Education election will be part of the nationwide ballot in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election. For more information about the PTA LAN Board of Education Candidates Forum, contact Jayne Watson at jwatson.MI@gmail.com.