Check out the AJC’s coverage of the Atlanta school board election, which promises to be one of the most important in years.
All nine Board of Education seats will be decided, but four of the current board members aren’t seeking re-election, meaning nearly half of the school board will be new no matter what happens.
The links below include a voter guide, information about the 26 candidates, coverage of the election’s significance, articles on each of the seven races and details about the moneyed interests trying to influence the outcome.
Each Atlanta voter will get to choose four candidates: one district representative and three citywide representatives.
- Voter Guide: Compare candidates, find your polling place and create a sample ballot.
- Election will shake up Atlanta school board no matter who wins (MyAJC)
- Meet each of the 26 candidates for Atlanta Board of Education
- Get Schooled blog: Most important election in Atlanta school history?
- School choice advocates bring in cash to Atlanta school election (MyAJC)
- Reed, business community aim money at Atlanta races (MyAJC)
- District 1 — Southeast Atlanta: APS veteran faces political novice (MyAJC)
- District 2 — Central Atlanta: Incumbent Byron Amos is unopposed
- District 3 — East Atlanta: History teacher Matt Westmoreland is unopposed
- District 4 — North Atlanta: Film producer challenges APS board incumbent (MyAJC)
- District 5 — West Atlanta: Graduation rates, superintendent search dominate race (MyAJC)
- District 6 — South Atlanta: Candidates say equity a key issue (MyAJC)
- District 7 — Citywide: English, Simama face off (MyAJC)
- District 8 — Citywide: Leadership of Atlanta schools at stake (MyAJC) and Candidates take aim at Atlanta school board chairman (MyAJC)
- District 9 — Citywide: Candidates seek strong leader as next superintendent (MyAJC)