Parents in the Grand Rapids Public School district hope to help community members make an informed choice when it comes to the future of education in the city.
Nine candidates are running for four seats on the district's Board of Education. Those candidates will attend a forum on Wednesday night, Nov. 2. They'll answer questions from parents and tell them what their vision for the district is all about.
Forum organizers say there have been great things happening at Grand Rapids Public Schools, like improvements in leadership and excellent count days, which determine how much funding GRPS will get from the state. They hope that positive momentum will continue after election day.
"We want to make sure that the people who are elected, the candidates who are elected are going to continue to build on the good work that's been happening at GRPS and support the schools," said Jono Klooster a Congress Elementary School parent.
The forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Congress Elementary. That's at 940 Baldwin Street, near the corner of Diamond Avenue and Fulton Street on the city's southeast side.