Nine candidates are running for three open positions on the SOMSD Board of Education. We hope this list of resources, compiled by Seth Boyden parent Eric Paul, will help you learn about the candidates and their positions on the issues facing our district. The election is Nov. 7, so now is the time to start studying! You can find your polling place here.
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News and Information
- Village Green Board of Education Election Coverage
- SOMA Cares About Schools BOE Election Facebook Discussion Group (closed group, request invitation)
- SOMA Justice: Addressing Race and Inequality provided nine questions to each candidate on addressing the issues of inequity in the district
- Parents in Partnership for Respect & Equity in SOMA Schools (PARES) is hosting a forum, “Candi-Dates with the BOE Candidates,” at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Maplewood Library.
- Robin Baker
- Donna Smith
- Elizabeth Baker
- Shannon Cuttle
- Tony Mazzochi
- Sheila Shidnia
- Avery Julien and Felisha George
Links to Candidate Forum Videos
- SOMA Cares About Schools Hosts ‘Passionate’ BOE Candidate Forum 09/28/17
- BOE Candidates Forum Covers Overcrowding, Budget, Racism and Police Mentoring 10/16/17
- Coalition on Race Hosts South Orange-Maplewood 2017 BOE Candidates Forum 10/26/17
- Hilton Neighborhood Hosts 2017 South Orange-Maplewood BOE Candidates Forum 10/26/17