Voters interested in hearing directly from candidates running for seats on local school boards will have a couple of chances to do so in the coming week, courtesy of the League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area.
The organization will host forums, both via Zoom, for those running for Lyons Township High School District 204 and LaGrange-Brookfield Elementary School District 102.
The LTHS forum will be on Monday, March 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. while the District 102 forum will be held Wednesday, March 15 from 7 to 8 p.m.
The formats of the forums will be similar, with candidates briefly presenting their backgrounds and qualifications for running, followed by questions submitted in advance from the public and asked by one of the League of Women Voters’ trained forum moderators.
Anyone wishing to submit a question for consideration can send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include either SD102 or SD204 in the subject line of the email.
Both school districts serve the southwest quarter of Brookfield.
Advance registration is required to attend the virtual meeting by visiting my.lwv.org/illinois/la-grange-area and clicking the appropriate link. Those who register will receive an email containing information on how to join the Zoom meeting.
Those unable to attend the virtual meetings when they are held can watch recordings that will be published on the League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area’s Facebook page and at the league’s Illinois Voter Guide website at illinoisvoterguide.org.