In order to try to keep the various blog posts on topic, I'm breaking out the discussion of the Independent weekly's candidate questionnaires into a separate item.
Click here for the questionnaires that have been returned so far to the Independent. It looks like six of the 12 school board candidates have responded.
The Indy asked 14 questions, including:
What's your position on the issue of "neighborhood" schools and abandoning, or changing, current assignment policies that seek to balance student populations in every school ("diversity")?
To limit reassignments and busing distances, some local officials have advocated either splitting the Wake school district or else creating sub-districts with fixed boundaries within it. What's your reaction to these ideas?
Year-round schools are one way the county's kept school taxes low. Should more schools be made (or built to be) year-round? Should students be assigned to attend them?
Magnet schools are a key element of current diversity policies, but they're expensive—and outlying areas of the county wonder why they can't have them too. What changes, if any, do you support in the way magnets are used?