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School board races are heating up across the country, and Colorado is no exception

Poudre School Disctrict

School board races across the country are heating up ahead of the November election. And as issues like COVID-19 vaccines, mask mandates and teaching about racism in American history classes gain prominence in local races, it’s common to see and hear protestors creating disruptions at school board meetings — whether those meetings are in-person or online.

At the same time, in some areas, a record number of candidates are vying for open seats. To learn more about how local school board elections are playing out, Colorado Edition spoke to Chalkbeat Colorado’s bureau chief, Erica Meltzer.

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