Forum: Who is running for the Memphis Shelby County Schools board?

RSVP for our MSCS candidate forum on July 21 and get informed

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Do you know who to vote for in the upcoming Memphis Shelby County Schools board? RSVP for our free event on July 21 and get informed. (Design by Lauren Bryant, Chalkbeat)

Get to know candidates running for the Memphis-Shelby County Schools board before the August elections. Chalkbeat, MICAH, and partners are hosting a forum for candidates on July 21. Students and Chalkbeat journalists will ask candidates about their stances on how Tennessee’s largest school district should help children recover from pandemic learning loss, how the board could create safer, more equitable school environments, and how to address millions of dollars of deferred maintenance and aging school buildings, among other issues.

This is a free event, but please RSVP to let us know you are comingFood will be provided. Childcare will be provided, and you can sign up for it in the registration form. We will also be live streaming the event as a virtual option. Need translation services? Please let us know in the registration form.

When: July 21, 6-8 p.m.


  • In person at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Virtually on Facebook Live

Need to figure out what district you live in? Go here. Want to weigh in on what we should ask the candidates? Let us know here.

Chalkbeat Tennessee is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of the state’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education.

Special thanks to our candidate forum partners: MICAH, MICAH Youth Council, Memphis Education Fund, CHOICE, Stand for Children, Urban Child Institute, Refugee Empowerment Program, Memphis Lift, Shelby County Youth Council, and Center for Transforming Communities.

Un Foro: ¿Quién se postula para la junta escolar del condado de Memphis-Shelby?

Conozca a los candidatos que se postulan para la junta escolar del condado de Memphis-Shelby antes de las elecciones de agosto. Chalkbeat, MICAH y otros socios organizarán un foro para candidatos el jueves 21 de julio. Unos estudiantes de Memphis-Shelby y los periodistas de Chalkbeat preguntarán a los candidatos sobre sus posturas sobre

  • cómo el distrito escolar más grande de Tennessee debería ayudar a los niños a recuperarse de la pérdida de aprendizaje por la pandemia,
  • cómo la junta escolar podría crear ambientes escolares más seguros y equitativos,
  • cómo abordar millones de dólares en mantenimiento diferido y edificios escolares envejecidos,
  • y mas temas.

Este es un evento gratuito, pero se le pide que confirme su asistencia de antemano. Se proporcionará comida ligera. Ademas, puede inscribirse para usar los servicios de cuidado de niños en el formulario de registro. También estaremos transmitiendo el evento en vivo como una opción virtual. ¿Necesita servicios de traducción? Por favor, háganoslo saber en el formulario de registro.

Cuándo: jueves 21 de julio, de 6 a 8 p. m.

Dónde: En persona en Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Virtualmente en Zoom y Facebook Live

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