SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) - A local school district held a debate and forum Tuesday night for parents and students to meet the candidates hoping to replace a controversial school board.
Those hoping to be voted onto the Springboro Board of Education shared their views at the high school.
Most recently, the current board members came under fire in a video made by a group in another school district that claimed Springboro is an example of how districts should not operate.
One parent in attendance said he wants the school board to stop making headlines.
"We have an incredible school district with accomplishments on a national basis and therefore our students should be the focus of attention," David Bowman said. "We should have news crews talking about the students, not the notoriety and the actions of our school board. And I think these guys really get it and want to put the emphasis on the school board back where it should be on the students."
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