To a series of questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Seminole County, hear the responses from candidates qualified to run for election or re-election to the board of the Seminole County Public School System. All 5 of the qualified candidates spoke at this event. Each will be heard unedited in this program.
In district 2, candidates speaking are…Paul J. Ackerman and Karen Almond. Neither candidate is the incumbent. In district 5, candidates speaking are…Tina Calderone, Becky Erwin and Jeanne Morris. Jeanne Morris is the incumbent.
The candidate portion of this feature runs 1 hour 17-minutes in addition to 5-minutes of event rules and League announcements.
Feature Length — 01:28:28
One of the 2 candidates in district 2 will be elected on August 24 with more than 50% of the vote. One of the 3 candidates in district 5 will be elected on August 24 PROVIDED the winning candidate receives 50% plus 1 of the votes cast. If not, a run off election between the 2 district 5 candidates receiving the most votes will occur on November 2nd
Not participating was district #1 incumbent Diane Bauer. She had no candidate opposition by qualifying deadline and was therefore automatically seated for another term.
The winning candidate in each district will be seated on the school board at its meeting after the November general election.
Early voting will begin August 9. Absentee voting is now underway. Voting at precincts in Seminole County will take place on Tuesday, August 24.
The school board member office is non-partisan. The term of each of the 5 public school board members is 4 years. A member may serve an unlimited number of terms if re-qualified and elected. A school board member’s annual salary is set by the Florida legislature at $ 36,000 which is the equivalent of the district’s compensation for a first year teacher with a baccalaureate degree.
This event — known by the League as a “Voter Forum” — was held Wednesday evening, July 28, 2010 at Crooms Academy of Information Technology, a magnet high school in Sanford, Florida. The forum drew more than 125 League and PTA members and members of the public. The event was hosted by Deana Schott, immediate past president of the League, and Laura Joralemon, president of the Seminole County Council of PTA. The Q/A portions were moderated by Wayne Weinberg, president of Leadership Seminole and Envision Seminole.
immediate past president, League of Women Voters of Seminole County
president, Leadership Seminole and Envision Seminole.
Candidates for Seminole County School Board
Paul J. Ackerman
1634 Tiverton Street
Winter Springs, Florida 32708
P.O. Box 180006
Casselberry, Florida 32718
P.O. Box 953491
Lake Mary, Florida 32795-3491
P.O. Box 952855
Lake Mary, Florida 32795
1921 Wingfield Drive
Longwood, Florida 32779
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Additional Useful Links
- Seminole County Public Schools
- Florida Department of State – Division of Elections
- League of Women Voters of Seminole County
- Seminole County Council of PTA
- League of Women Voters of Florida