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Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Orange County Schools and Affordable Housing Bonds

Another point is that 2014 state legislative changes limit Orange county bond referenda to only even numbered years during the primary or general elections. The county was working on a housing plan and moved ahead with the bond referendum to have funds approved at the lowest cost vs. having to wait two more years as the need continues to grow. Other writers comments are valid. Please reconsider and endorse the affordable housing bond.

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Posted by Jamezetta on 10/21/2016 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Vote! The INDY’s endorsements for races in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Margaret Samuels is the most qualified candidate for CHCCS Board of Ed in decades. As a social worker, expert on pre-K education and Exec Director of OE Enterprises (serving disabled adults with intellectual disabilities) she has the background needed to best serve children and close the achievement gap. (Annetta filled out the town council survey? and Theresa didn't even do one.) I'll be voting for Margaret!

Jamezetta Bedford, retiring school board member

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Posted by Jamezetta on 10/21/2015 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

I'm Jamezetta Bedford and I certainly appreciate your endorsement. I have not taken any stance for or against any of the other school board candidates and feel it would be inappropriate to do so. However, I feel compelled to disagree with the statement that Mike Kelley's job "has prevented him from attending many forums and activities beyond his basic duties." Each board member volunteers to serve as liaison to two or three school improvement teams (SITs) and various district committees. Some are scheduled during the work day, some in the early morning and some in the evening. We divide them up at our first December meeting each year based upon the interests and schedules of our board members. Mike has faithfully attended the SIT meetings most months (board members are only expected to attend once a semester) and has served on our technology advisory group, one of the health advisory committees, as well as liaison to the Special Needs Advisory Council this past year. I would not want a board composed of only retired or unemployed members. By the way, our board will receive an award next week from the NC School Boards Association to recognize that all of our members completed at least 12 hours of board development training this past year, again showing the investment of time each makes to this service. Personally, I believe that Mike's questions during board meetings and his voting record show that he is concerned about all of our students, while certainly serving as a strong advocate for gifted students. I am not endorsing any of the four other candidates, but would like to correct the record. JB

Posted by Jamezetta on 10/25/2007 at 11:06 PM

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