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Eastern to host school board candidate forum October 29

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Eastern Greene Teacher's Organization (EGTO) is planning a school board candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 29.

The forum will be hosted in the Eastern Middle School gym from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

The format will be the same as has been done in previous years with opening statements by the candidates; question and answer time; and closing statements.

The questions are randomly drawn and asked of a specific candidate, but then all can make additional comments, according to EGTO member Amy Ellinghausen Goodwin.

Clinton Burch will be the forum moderator.

Seven candidates are seeking four available at-large seats on the Eastern board.

Incumbents Troy D. Fields and Shelly Patterson have filed for re-election. Other candidates include: Duane E. Long, Nancy Nolting, Donald L. Roberts, Sarah L. Wilson, and Troy "Lane" Corbin.

Corbin previously served on the school board and Nolting is the former school district treasurer.

Current at-large board members Jacqueline Whaley and Rob Hudson are not seeking re-election.

Goodwin stressed that the forum is not a debate.

"It is a chance for candidates to express their views on education and about how they would serve the community as a school board member," she said. "Prior to the beginning of the forum, the audience will have a chance to submit questions for the candidates. Questions will be randomly drawn and asked of candidates. We may not have time to ask all audience questions."

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Very nice.

-- Posted by Center Citizen on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 9:25 AM

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