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Three forums are set for the candidates running for the Pinellas County School Board.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Voters will have ample opportunities to judge the candidates running for the four open seats on the Pinellas County School Board at one or more of three upcoming forums.

The forums are sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County Council of PTAs, the League of Women Voters, and the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College. The forums are all from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at various SPC campuses. The first is Tuesday (July 24) at the Clearwater SPC campus in ES 104 of the Ethics and Social Science Building, 2465 Drew St. The second is Juy 30 in the Music Center at the Gibbs campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N in St. Petersburg. The third, Aug. 2 in the Digitorium at the Seminole campus, 9200 113th Ave. N.

The candidates and seats:

District 2 – At Large

Lisa N. Cane
Terry Benjamin Krassner (incumbent)
Jeff Larsen

District 3 – At Large

Nicole Carr
Peggy O’Shea (incumbent)
Carl “Z” Zimmermann

District 6 – Single Member

Bill Dudley
Lorena Grizzle
Matt Stewart

District 7 – Single Member

Tharius K. Bethel
René Flowers (incumbent)
Bilan Joseph
Nicholas Wright

The Pinellas County School Board consists of seven members. Three members are elected at-large by the qualified voters of the entire school district. Four members are elected from single-member districts by the voters who reside in each of the single-member districts. Each of those four members is required to reside within the single-member district from which he or she is elected. All seven members represent the entire district upon their election. The board appoints a superintendent, who serves as chief administrative officer of Pinellas County Schools. The board also employs the school board attorney, who reports directly to the board. The board sets policy and passes a budget.

The races are non-partisan so voters do not have to be members of a political party to vote in School Board races. The election is Aug. 28. Voters have until July 30 to register to vote in the Aug. 28 election.

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