To be partisan or nonpartisan in W-S…that is the question School board elections in Guilford County are supposed to be nonpartisan. But school board elections in neighboring Forsyth County are partisan.

Are there benefits or drawbacks to this? Our local chapter of the League of Women Voters has called a forum to debate this issue.

See this posting from local blogger Diane Davis at Greensboro Peer Pressure:

The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad will sponsor a public meeting on the issue of non-partisan school board elections for the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District.

December 3, 2007, 7:00 PM
Central Library
660 W. Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC

Does a non-partisan school board do a better job? Do non-partisan school board elections help or hinder the recruitment of good candidates? The forum will explore these topics.

Sheree Fowler and members the CHANGE organization are the featured speakers. Call 996-7319 for details.


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One Response

  1. When school board candidates such as Dot Kearns and Kris Cooke are listed in a Democrat political campaign ad one day before the election, what difference does it make whether the election is called non-partisan or partisan? It’s as partisan as it can possibly be.

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