The Greater Elkridge Community Association (GECA) is scheduled to host the Board of Education candidates for a forum on Thursday in Elkridge that revolves around overcrowding in Howard County Public Schools.
GECA wrote in an announcement for the forum that a redistricting plan to fill a new elementary school on Ducketts Lane in Elkridge to alleviate overcrowding is not a long-term solution.
"Now is your chance to meet the Board of Education candidates, who we will elect in November, and ask them tough questions about how they plan to solve these problems," wrote GECA in the announcement.
Patch will be liveblogging from the forum on Thursday evening. The forum will start at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 6274 Montgomery Road, Elkridge. Tweet from the forum using the hashtag #HoCoBOE.
This will be the second forum for candidates running for the Howard County Board of Education.
At the first one on Sept. 24, all six candidates—incumbents Ellen Giles and Janet Siddiqui as well as challengers David Gertler, Jackie Scott, Ann De Lacy and Bob Ballinger—appeared.
At the first forum each candidate answered a wide range of questions, from who they would most like to work with, to high school grading policies. They also briefly addressed issues in specific regions including Elkridge, according to a report from Explore Howard.
From the field of six, only three candidates will be elected to the Board on Nov. 2.
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