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Muscogee County school board candidates speak during public forum

Candidates vying for seats on the school board participated in the forum.

Columbus, Ga- Candidates in the running for seats on the Muscogee County School Board presented their ideas to improve the polices affecting the education of students within the District during a public forum earlier this week. The forum was hosted by the Southern Anti-Racism Network. The organization called on candidates to address issues of high suspension rates, school safety and low performing schools among other issues.

News 3 spoke with candidates from districts 4 and 6 about their plans should they become elected. 

"The issues that we're having that I've been seeing is, we have polices but they're not being enforced. So that's my main thing. I wanna get in like...I wanna hit the ground running," says District 4 candidate Toyia Tucker. 

"I think some of the solutions that the school board or what I want to see implemented within the school board requires the help of the city to work together," says District 6 candidate Robert Roth. "That's what I'll be pushing for." 

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots for the candidate in their district on May 22. 

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