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Don McIntyre may not attend Wake County school board candidate forum

Tonight’s Wake County school board election forum could be the only one of the four sponsored by the League of Women Voters and WakeUP Wake County in which both candidates attend.

Marian Lewin of the League of Women Voters of Wake County says she’s spoken several times over the last few days with District 1 candidate Don McIntyre. Lewin said McIntyre is still uncertain about his plans to attend the Sept. 26 forum.

Board member Deborah Prickett isn’t going to the District 7 forum and candidate Matt Scruggs isn’t going to the District 2 forum.

Both challenger Nancy Caggia and school board member Bill Fletcher have agreed to attend tonight’s District 9 forum from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Covenant Christian Church, 2911 Southwest Cary Parkway in Cary. That should be a lock as both candidates have personally told me they plan to attend.

Deborah Prickett and Matt Scruggs not attending League of Women Voters school board candidate forums

Count Wake County school board candidates Deborah Prickett and Matt Scruggs out of the upcoming forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters, WakeUP Wake and other pro-busing groups.

Prickett declined in an interview Thursday to say why she won’t attend the District 7 forum. Marian Lewin of the League of Women Voters of Wake County said Prickett didn’t explain why when she told the group she wouldn’t come.

Scruggs says he’s not going to next week’s District 2 forum because of a scheduling conflict. Scruggs said he had previously agreed to appear at a campaign event in Fuquay-Varina that night.

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League of Women Voters releases online Wake County school board Voter Guide

The League of Women Voters of Wake County has put out an online voters guide for this fall’s Wake County school board races.

In a press release tonight, the group describes how voters can click here to reach a website where they’ll be asked to plug in their address. It will link voters to the guide for their district, which lists side-by-side candidates’ direct responses to issue-related questions. You’ll also see the text for the $810 million school bond referendum.

School board member Deborah Prickett was the only one of the eight candidates who doesn’t appear in the guide. Prickett didn’t fill out the LWV online questionnaire, but she says it wasn’t a deliberate snub.

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