Can’t attend Chalkbeat and WFYI’s Indianapolis Public School Board candidate forum at the IndyPL’s Central Library tonight? No problem — you can watch from home!
Chalkbeat’s partner WFYI will live webcast the forum, which takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight. The event will also be archived online at www.wfyi.org.
To view the live stream of the conversation between the five at-large candidates — incumbent school board President Annie Roof, former state Rep. Mary Ann Sullivan, Light of the World Church Pastor David Hampton, Pastor and IPS coach Ramon Batts and Butler University economics instructor Josh Owens — tune into this link starting at 5:30 p.m.: http://ckbe.at/1rrOszX.
For the live stream of the conversation between the candidates for District 3 — incumbent Samantha Adair-White, former school board member Kelly Bentley and Fall Creek Academy dean James Turner — and District Five — incumbent Michael Brown and his challenger Carpe Diem Meridian Charter School dean LaNier Echols — visit this link starting around 7 p.m.: http://ckbe.at/1rrOszX.
Chalkbeat Bureau Chief Scott Elliott will moderate the event, which is open to the public. We’ll ask candidates about the key issues facing the district and its students: poverty and crime, school choice and charter schools, standardized testing and accountability, and teacher pay and classroom instruction.
The event is free to attend and no RSVP is needed.