Six Candidates Vie For School Board Vacant District 2 Position

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    By World Staff
    There are six candidates running for the vacant Atlanta Board of Education District 2 seat, created by the resignation of former Board Chair Khaatim Sherrer El. Some of them have answered questionnaires from different education groups.

    Four of the five candidates for the vacant Atlanta Board of Education District 2 seat have completed a brief questionnaire giving insight into their positions on charter schools, the Georgia Charter Schools Association announced recently. The candidates – Byron Amos, Angela Brown, Dwanda Farmer and Donald Walker – are all Democrats and are vying for the seat left vacant by the resignation of former board chair Khaatim El, earlier this year. The seat is currently being held on an interim basis by Nisha Simama, a counselor and administrator at a private school in Atlanta. The election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday,  Nov. 8.

    All of the candidates expressed at least moderate support for charter schools. The questionnaire is strictly informational and is not being used by the GCSA to judge or rank any of the candidates, according to GCSA Executive Vice President Andrew Lewis, who interviewed each candidate. The documents were sent to Atlanta charter school leaders recently.

    “While the association does not take the position of officially endorsing any one candidate, we believe we have an

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