With the election just around the corner, The Herald-Mail will give the candidates a chance to respond to a specific question each Monday through Feb. 4 .
On A3 of today's paper, you will find the first of the candidates' responses.
The Herald-Mail asked the nine candidates vying for four open seats on the Washington County Board of Education what they would change about redistricting decisions made by the current board.
Each candidate was asked to verbally respond to the question, which they did not receive in advance.
Some said they thought the process was valid, but the end result was not. Others said they supported the decisions that were made. One said he was disappointed that the process was not yet complete.
The Board of Education will soon receive a proposal that could move about 160 students from Boonsboro Elementary to a new school being built south of Hagerstown.
Submit a question
Do you have a question for one of the nine candidates vying for four open seats on the Washington County Board of Education? Each Monday through Feb. 4, The Herald-Mail will publish candidates' answers to one question. Some of those will be from voters. E-mail questions you have for candidates to reporter Erin Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-733-5131, ext. 2041.
To learn more about the candidates for the Washington County Board of Education, go to www.herald-mail.com and click on the 2008 Election Coverage box.
· Primary election date: Feb. 12.
· General Election date: Nov. 4.
· Deadline to register to vote in primary: Jan. 22. The Washington County Board of Elections will be open until 9 p.m. that day.