Video: At-Large School Committee Candidates Debate, Florence Civic Center, 10/30/09

Here is a complete video of the 10/30/09 debate at the Florence Civic Center between three of Northampton’s four candidates for the two School Committee At-Large seats. Candidates participating included Blue DuVal, Michael Flynn and Robert Schroeder. Candidate James Young was absent due to a conflicting engagement. This video is 45 minutes long and was recorded by Lachlan Ziegler.

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Video: At-Large School Committee Candidates Forum, 10/27/09

Gazette: “4 with varied experience stump for 2 school board seats” (10/26/09)
Schroeder says he would rely on his business acumen to seek out new revenue for the school system. Flynn said his experience as a teacher, Ward 7 School Committee member and appointed member on state education boards would be a valuable contribution to the board in myriad ways. Young, a self-described problem solver, said he seeks a chance to be creative in finding revenue sources for city schools. A regular volunteer in the schools, DuVal said her understanding of individual schools and passion for communication will open a dialogue so residents will feel part of budget discussions.

Video: Mayoral Debate Sponsored by Gazette, 10/26/09; “Would You Close a School?”

Yes! Northampton Press Release: “At-Large School Committee Candidates Aim for Keeping All Elementary Schools Open”

Video: October 14 Forum with At-Large City Council and School Committee Candidates

Gazette: “Northampton school board candidates address voters” (10/17/09)