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(VIDEO) City Schools of Decatur Board of Education forum

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(VIDEO) City Schools of Decatur Board of Education forum


Serving on a local school board has got to be one of the most thankless tasks imaginable, but miraculously candidates step forward every four years.

Their interest in local schools is commendable. There are few things more important than education.

On Oct. 22, candidates for the City Schools of Decatur Board of Education attended a forum at the Church at Decatur Heights. Mark Arnold and Lewis Jones, who are running for the seat currently held by outgoing Decatur School Board Chairman Marc Wisniewski, attended. Unopposed candidate Annie Caiola also showed up to answer questions. 

Retired Decatur High social studies teacher Chris Billingsley played moderator and I filmed the whole thing for those who couldn’t attend. (As a brief aside, the way I shot this, you don’t actually see Billingsley. With the candidates each taking turns speaking from the altar, it almost looks as if they’re answering the questions of a higher power.)

Candidates covered rezoning, taxes and school diversity. It’s all here on tape for you to watch at your leisure. Elections are Nov. 5. Enjoy.