Our local school district, Fayetteville-Manlius, has a school board election coming up on May 17, along with the annual budget votes. I recently phoned the superintendent's office to ask if the candidates had held any public forums so that citizens could ask questions, and whether they'd be having any additional forums prior to the election. The answers, which stunned me, were no and no (there is a budget public hearing on May 9). I guess it may not matter as there are three seats to be filled, and three candidates.
(p.s. I've been consumed with work lately and have not been posting--I'm hoping that's about to change.)
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