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One Primary Issue for Voters

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Sharon Byrd Collins just moved to Birmingham 2 months ago,  but when she learned of problems at the Birmingham Board of Education, she knew she had to vote. 


"I think its time for a change on the school board," said Collins. 

The school system was recently put on a two year probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  A report by SACS cited in-fighting as a problem among board members. The report also said members of the school board were unwilling to look beyond their own interests.  Voters say Birmingham students deserve better. 

"I'm concerned about the school children and what's going to happen with them," said Marion Springer, who cast his ballot at the Jefferson County Courthouse. 

Over several weeks, the FOCUS @ 4 team introduced you to more than two dozen candidates running for the Birmingham Board of Education.  Some said its the largest pool of candidates. 

Each of the candidates running say they're the right person for the job, but that's a decision that now rests in the hands of voters.   

 

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