On Tuesday, March 23rd, Amherst residents will elect two members for three-year terms (and these members serve on both the Amherst and Regional School Committees). There are five candidates running for two seats, so I hope all voters will get educated about all the candidates -- their background, experiences, priorities, etc. Here are some ways to get informed:
Thursday, March 11th, noon to 1 pm - The Family-School Partnership is hosting a Meet The School Committee Candidates Brown Bag Lunch at the middle school.
Thursday, March 11th, 7 to 9 pm - the League of Women Voters will ask candidates to respond to a series of questions (including ones submitted by audience members). This event is held in the middle school auditorium, and will also be shown live on ACTV (and on repeats).
Here are the five candidates running (and their websites, when I've been able to find them):
- Kathleen Dequence Anderson (http://kdqanderson.blogspot.com/)
- Ernest J. Dalkas
- Richard Blake Hood (http://www.rickhoodforamherst.org/)
- Vincent J. O'Connor
- Robert A. Spence (http://www.spenceforschoolcommittee.com/)