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No Race, But Running

A couple of days ago I moderated a forum with 3 of Westport’s 4 Board of Education candidates.

It was a “forum” — not a debate — because the 3 are running for 4 seats.  All — plus the 1 candidate who could not attend — will be elected.  I guess there’s not much competition for the job of overseeing a $95 million budget, 1,000 staff members and 8 buildings — all for a salary of  $0.

Though the outcome is already decided, the forum — sponsored by the PTA Council — drew a respectable crowd.  They asked excellent questions.  And the candidates responded thoughtfully, respectfully, realistically and collaboratively.

No, I’m not kidding.

Because there are no contested seats, it doesn’t really matter which candidate said what.  (Besides, I forgot to take notes.)  But here is the gist of where our Board of Ed candidates stand:

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