On Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., Montclair Local hosts a virtual panel discussion on the question before voters this November: Should Montclair continue to have a mayor-appointed Board of Education, or an elected one?

Our panel, moderated by veteran education reporter Dale Russakoff, will include voices from Vote Montclair, the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area, and the Montclair chapter of the NAACP. More details on the lineup are now here.

How to watch

Bookmark this post to watch the video Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. — it’ll also be on the front Page of MontclairLocal.news.

Join the live chat: The video will be streamed through Facebook Live at Facebook.com/MontclairLocal. Register here to RSVP and get a reminder when it’s starting. Facebook Live viewers can additionally comment on the discussion, and ask questions in a live chat for our moderator’s consideration.

SAVE MONTCLAIR LOCAL: We need your support, and we need it today. The journalism you value from Montclair Local, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, depends on the community's support — we exist because the old model of selling ads alone just can't fund journalism at the level we endeavor to provide. That's why you've seen other local newsrooms cut back staff or shut down entirely. Montclair Local was created because we believe that's unacceptable; the community's at its best when triumphs are celebrated, when power is held to account, when diverse lived experiences are shared — when the community is well-informed.

Montclair is seeking to raise $230,000 from donors, members and grantors between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 to put us on firm footing for 2022, and continue supporting the hard work of our journalists into the new year and beyond. Visit MontclairLocal.news/donations to see how we're doing and make your contribution.

A recorded version of the event will remain accessible indefinitely at MontclairLocal.news and on Facebook.

Got questions in advance, or don’t have Facebook? Email news@montclairlocal.news if you’ve got a question you’d like us to consider for the panel as well. We’ll be keeping an eye on our inbox through the event.

See you Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.