Students question school board candidates

With the school board elections in the near future, several organizations are holding candidate forums to interview prospective board members. Newbury Park, Westlake, and Thousand Oaks High School journalism programs recently co-hosted their own panel interview, inviting all eight candidates to join. Sitting board member Mike Dunn, who is running for re-election this November, declined the invitation and all further attempts to interview him.

THRIVE Conejo will also be hosting a community-friendly forum on Sept. 27, which will be held at the Lundring Events Center within California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Another will be held on September 15th, by the Conejo Council PTA. As reported by the Acorn, all but two board members will be in attendance; Jenny Fitzgerald, who has a prior family engagement, and Amy Chen, who did not RSVP to the invitation.

Each forum will begin with a brief personal statement from  candidates, followed by generic questioning and time allocated for public questions. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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