Diverse field of candidates for WS/FCS Board of Education

Published 12:10 am Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Susan Miller has been announced as the replacement candidate for Stan Elrod, who passed away unexpectedly last week

There are plenty of hot-button issues surrounding public education and the Courier felt that it was important to give our readers a closer look at the candidates running for a seat on the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Board of Education.
The Winston-Salem /Forsyth County Board of Education hires the superintendent and oversees finances, student placement, school policies and curriculum choices. All nine seats on the board are up for election this year, seven of which will be voted on by Clemmons-area voters.
Four seats are up for grabs in District 2 and three At-Large seats are also available.
The Courier sent out a questionnaire to all 11 candidates and in an effort to give voters a better idea of their platforms. Each candidate was asked the same three questions. What you read in their responses are their own words. None of the responses have been edited.
We heard back from six of the 11 candidates. Stan Elrod, a candidate for a seat in District 2, died unexpectedly last week. His name will still appear on the ballot. On Monday night, the Forsyth County Republican Party announced Susan Miller as the replacement candidate. Any votes already cast for Elrod in early voting or absentee voting will now go to Miller.
Miller ran during the primary but finished sixth in the voting and did not advance to the general election. She is a former teacher, instructional facilitator and reading specialist in WS/FCS.
Election Day will be on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
We did not receive responses back from: Sarah Absher (At-Large), Jennifer Castillo (District 2), Regina Garner (At-Large), Michael Hardman (At-Large) and Deanna Kaplan (At-Large).