FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Fairfield League of Women Voters every year releases a set of questions to candidates who are on the ballot to give voters more information.
The answers are limited to 80 words and the responses are unedited.
Here are some of the questions asked by the league. Candidates for the Board of Finance were asked:
- What special qualifications and experience would you bring to the office?
- What would you hope to have accomplished after your first year on the Board of Finance?
And candidates for the Board of Education were asked:
- In a joint position statement, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents have stated that the focus of both a Board and a Superintendent “must always be collaboration on behalf of children.” How do you distinguish the role of a board of education from that of a superintendent?
- Current BOE by-laws require that the Board conduct an annual self-evaluation of its policies, practices, and internal operating procedures. Name a policy, practice, or procedure that you would like to see changed. Share your rationale.
- What do you believe should be the top three priorities of the School District over the next three-to-five years. Explain your thinking.
Fairfield polling stations open Tuesday at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Identification is required when voting.