Thanks to Joy Yagid of SOMAtv for this video of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education Candidates Forum, sponsored by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on October 24 at Marshall School.
Village Green is hoping to transcribe the questions later but are still catching up due to the many forums this election season.
Candidates were asked to answer questions related to:
- mandatory anti-bias education/cultural competency training for staff
- pro-integrative approaches to academic placement and support
- racially and culturally diverse staff
- integrated elementary schools
The candidates are: Board of Education President Elizabeth Baker and running mate Robin Johnson Baker, Shannon Cuttle, Felisha George and Avery Julien (running mates), Anthony Mazzocchi, Sheila Shidnia, and incumbent Donna Smith. Click on names to read/watch the candidates’ statements.