Six candidates are running for two at-large seats: Rose Bell, Kyleen Carroll, Cokethia Hill, Kenneth Hughlon, Robert Peterson and Crispin Rea.
“The important thing is to vote,”said Mary Ellen Decoursey, a member of the Visitation Catholic Church local organizing committee. Visitation is an affiliate of CCO.
“These candidates will represent the entire KCMSD district for the next four years,” DeCoursey added.
Visitation’s organizing efforts are focused on education. Nearly 200 people attended a School Board Candidate forum that they planned with other area congregations. Last fall, they organized a public action with Superintendent John Covington. More than 350 people attended the event, which focused on safety, budget transparency and communication between the district and parents. They will meet with Dr. Covington later this month to follow up on his pledge to work with the community to resolve these issues.