Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Meet the Candidates

  On Wednesday-23-September the Bogota Educational Association will host a virtual Meet the Candidates Nights running for the Bogota School Board in 2020. This will feature the Candidates seeking the office of Trustee on the Bogota Board of Education.  This will be an open forum to hear the Candidates thoughts on why the should be elected this November. There will be four seats that will be contested. Three of which are for the full Three year term. They are currently being held by Ms. Maureen Miller, Mr Pat McHale, and Mr. Jim Moore. Ms.Miller is running for re-election. Mr. McHale and Mr. Moore are not seeking re-election.  There is one seat that will be for a one year term. This is the seat previously held by current Councilman Mr. Micheal Connors. This seat was fill by Ms. Zabrina Keans.
   The Candidates for the full three year term are: Incumbent Ms. Maureen Miller,  Incumbent Ms. Zabrina Keans, Ms. Kristin Meberg,  Ms. Sandra Ospina,  Ms. Bisi Ruckett-Baugh,  Mr. John Ortega and  Mr. Jose Chavez . The top three vote getters will win a seat on the Board of Trustees. This term will last until the year 2023.  The Candidates for the one year term are: Ms. Trina Rivera-Olivo  and  Mr. Frank Miranda . The winner will win that seat as a trustee until the term ends in the year 2021. 
  This event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. They will be asking each candidate a series of questions.  They will also forward questions to the candidates that may be submitted by the Public. To submit a question for consideration they must be received, by email, before Sunday-20- September. Questions should be submitted by using the email address from any of the Schools Parent Teacher Organization's ( PTO). They are:
For Bogota High School; bogotahspto@gmail.com
For Steen School: steenelementarypto@gmail.com
For Bixby School: eroybixbypto@gmail.com
Questions may also be submitted in the comment section of the Bogota Education Association (BEA) facebook page at:    https://www.facebook.com/BogotaEducationAssociation
    This event will be to be viewed, by a zoom link, scheduled to start at 7:00p Wednesday-23-September. The link will be posted on all three PTO and the BEA facebook pages the day of the event. 

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