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The LWV of Spartanburg County planned a public forum for the candidates of the Spartanburg School District One School Board Election to take place at the Inman Public Library on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 6 pm.
Eight candidates are running for 4 school board positions. Six of the candidates indicated an interest in participating in the forum after receiving an invitation e-mail and, at their request, were sent a list of questions that we would choose from for the forum (listed below) as well as the format and expectations for the forum. One candidate declined because they did not wish to sign the standard Video Recording Policy our League requests from all candidates. Four withdrew for various other reasons. We have one candidate who is still interested in sharing their views with the public. However, the standard policy of National, State, and Local Leagues is to not hold a forum for just one candidate. As a result, we must cancel the planned forum.
The list of questions shared with the candidates is below so that voters can see some of the issues that we, the forum hosts at the League, the Upstate Action Alliance, and SIREN, thought would be important for voters in Spartanburg School District One (or any other school district) to consider.
President LWV of Spartanburg County
Spartanburg School District 1 Forum Questions for Candidates
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages.