DURHAM The Durham News starts a two-part series today with the candidates for the school board race.
Thirteen candidates are running for four open seats in Districts 1-4. The two incumbents running are Omega Curtis Parker in District 1 and Natalie Beyer in District 4.
The challengers in District 1 are Thomas Poole and Michael Lee; in District 2, Sendolo Diaminah, Jimmy Doster, DeWarren Langley, Terrence Scarborough and Donald Hughes; in District 3, Matt Sears, Lisa Gordon Stella, Deborah Bryson, and Steven Gatlin.
To learn more about the candidates read our candidate profiles at thedurhamnews.com. The election is May 6, and early voting is underway.
Today’s question: Durham Public Schools is losing many white and middle-class families to private or charter schools. What will be the key to regaining public confidence in the school system?
Coming Wednesday: The candidates answer how they would collaborate with charter schools.