With Atlanta’s school system at a crossroads, voters will face a crowded field of candidates in the Nov. 5 election.
The new school board will be responsible for picking a new superintendent early next year, recovering from a cheating scandal and raising graduation rates that hover just above 50 percent.
Twenty-seven candidates are competing Nov. 5 for nine seats on the school board, which will look very different after the election regardless of who’s elected. Four incumbents aren’t seeking re-election, meaning nearly half of the board will be replaced by default.
A CLOSER LOOK
Here is a detailed look at the individual races. This content is available only on MyAJC.com.