A candidate grid featuring side-by-side answers by candidates to a series of questions can be found on pages A4-A5.
A candidate forum, organized by the Classroom Teachers’ Association, is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Mt. Vernon High School auditorium. A video of the previous forum held Oct. 1 is available for viewing at the school’s website, www.mvscs.k12.in.us.
FORTVILLE — Each of the seven candidates for the three
at-large seats on the Mt. Vernon School Board agree on at least one thing: The debt incurred by the school district must be dealt with.
But their approaches to dealing with the debt and other issues are diverse.
The race is easily Hancock County’s mostly hotly contested election. Four years of dismal financial reports, a failed tax referendum in 2010 and a board vote to seek another one this year have stoked passions about the best way to navigate the district out of its predicament.