WL school board ramps up Q&As as campaign gets heated
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WEST SIDE SCHOOL BOARD RAMPS UP Q&A AS CAMPAIGN GETS HEATED
In the weeks before the Nov. 8 election, the West Lafayette school board has ramped up communications, using its home page to explain board policies and decisions made, as questions and accusations mount during a pointed campaign.
If you’ve dropped in lately to the Friends of WL Schools Open Forum, a Facebook site with 655 member, at last count, you know it’s a bit of a cauldron, boiling over at times with amplified criticism and equally loud defense of the West Lafayette school board.
The move for a school board-sanctioned spot for responses has been questioned for its timing, with more than a half-dozen board-written and administration-reviewed replies going up in recent weeks as candidates – six of them, including two incumbents and four challengers, all aiming for three seats – started meeting for a series of forums.
The board’s rationale was laid out last week in a response to a question that asked: “How is it legal for an incumbent candidate for school board to use public resources (the WLCSC website) to address campaign issues?”
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