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The Atlanta Board of Education plays a crucial leadership role, overseeing Atlanta Public Schools. In the Nov. 30 runoff, the at-large District 7 and the local District 2 seats are on the ballot.
Atlanta Civic Circle and SaportaReport questioned all of the candidates to provide you with an unbiased guide to who they are and where they stand on major policy issues.
We asked the candidates why they are the better choice to handle such pressing issues as pandemic learning gaps. To see their answers, click each candidate’s name on the list below. We are also providing their answers to questions we asked during the general election races.
Don’t know which board district you live in? See our handy map.
Board of Education – District 2
- Aretta Baldon (November runoff responses)
- Aretta Baldon (Primary responses)
- Keisha Carey (November runoff responses)
- Keisha Carey (Primary responses)
Board of Education – Seat 7 At Large
- Tamara Jones (November runoff responses)
- Tamara Jones (Primary responses)
- Kanesha “KaCey” Venning (November runoff responses)
- Kanesha “KaCey” Venning (Primary responses)
Newcomers who appeared to win school board seats included Katie Howard (District 1) and Jennifer McDonald (District 4). Incumbents who appeared to retain their seats included: Cynthia Briscoe Brown (District 8 At Large); Jason Esteves (District 9 At Large); Michelle Olympiadis (District 3); Erika Mitchell (District 5); and Eshé Collins (District 6).
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