The Nashville League of Women Voters and Stands for Children are sponsoring a forum for Metro school board candidates for office in Districts 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 at the television studio at Nashville State Technical College. A reliable source tells me that District 5 candidate Kay Brooks has not committed, despite the fact that the forum is less than a week away. I have not been able to find reference to it on Kay Brooks' blog, campaign site, or District 5 listserv, so at the very least she is not publicizing to District 5 voters that she will be more personally available to field their questions. I have followed up with the NLWV to verify, but I have yet to receive a response; I'll keep you posted. If she fails to attend a public forum a second time, especially due to feeling "overwhelmed," one has to wonder whether she is seriously up to representing the 5th District.
06/11/2006, 11:20 p.m. Update: I just received the list of confirmed forum candidates from the NLWV. Kay Brooks is on it. Here is the list:
Jo Ann Brannon
This is your chance to address the candidates on the issues and on the future of our public schools in Nashville. Make your voice heard. If you can't be there, they say it will be televised and taped for replay on public television.