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Second School Board Candidate Debate Tonight

M-SPEC releases forum agenda with the committee's pre-set questions for the Millburn Board of Education candidates. Click through to read profiles of the candidates as well.

The Millburn Board of Education candidates will participate in the second candidate forum tonight, hosted by Millburn-Short Hills Special Education Committee, M-SPEC, at 7:30 in the Education Center. 

The four candidates vying for the three board seats are Elliot Cahn, Dr. Eric Siegel, an incumbent, Dr. Rupali Wadhwa and Raymond Wong.

The Short Hills Association hosted the first forum last Thursday evening. Here's what the candidates said last week to the association's prepared questions

Candidates will give opening statements then respond to pre-set questions. The public can also provide write-in questions about issues they have. 

Pre-set questions are:

  1. How would you measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our special education programs? 
  2. Do you think we are doing enough for special education students in terms of offering them the same opportunities for an excellent education as their regular education peers?  If not, what would you suggest to improve their opportunities?
  3. What strategies do you think the district should employ to better integrate the special education population into the general population of students and families?
  4. How would you seek input from M-SPEC and the special education community?  

The auidence can write their question on index cards that will be distributed upon arrival. The moderator will select which questions will be read and direct questions to at least two candidates.

The board election will be on Election Day ballot, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

What are you going to ask the candidates tonight? Tell us in the comments!

neanderer October 26, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Any write-up on the forum from last night?
Craig McCarthy October 26, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Yes neanderer. Story to come soon.
Sandy Cane November 04, 2012 at 06:27 AM
Story never came

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