Register today for the State Board of Education Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can attend the event in person or watch via webcast; registration is required for both options.

Click here for more information on how to register.

Attending or watching a candidate forum can be one of the better ways that a voter can be informed and prepare before casting their ballot. These forums provide voters the valuable opportunity to learn more about a candidate’s stance on key issues.

In addition to a new governor, secretary of state, attorney general, 30 new Senate members and dozens of new members of the Michigan House of Representatives, Michigan will elect two members to the State Board of Education.

“This is an important year for State Board of Education, who will be deciding issues such as the Social Studies standards and hiring the next State Superintendent. This forum will be your opportunity to hear from the decision makers before they get elected,” said Peter Spadafore, associate executive director for government relations.

The next Board will be responsible for setting the agenda for education in Michigan for years to come, making important decisions that affect your practice, district community you serve.

Sponsored by MASA and MASB, this forum will feature candidates from the state’s major parties and will be free for registered attendees. If you cannot make it to East Lansing, the forum will be webcast.

Space is limited and registration is required for both in-person attendance and viewing the webcast.

The conference will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road in East Lansing.

Think about it. Would you hire someone for a job in your district without interviewing them and gathering all the facts available to you? This candidate forum will let you do just that!