School Board Election

Lisa Worf

Thursday, October 22

Charlotte voters head to the polls in just over a week to vote for Mayor and City Council but that’s not all. Voters must also choose who will sit on the next Charlotte/Mecklenburg School Board. Nine candidates are running for three at-large seats – two incumbents and seven challengers. With a number of key decisions facing the board in the coming year, this will prove to be an important election and we take a closer look at the candidates.

Most of North Carolina’s local school boards are elected without any party labels attached to candidate’s names. But state lawmakers are now considering bills that would make elections for five school boards partisan. It’s something of a trend.