Press release: Voters invited to MCCSC school board candidate forum on September 26th in Bloomington, Indiana

Voters are invited to an MCCSC school board candidate forum to be held at Tri-North Middle School at 1000 West 15th Street from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 26, 2022, in Bloomington, Indiana.

Here are details of the event shared in a press release sent to the Bloomingtonian:

“Indiana Coalition for Public Education–Monroe County                   

Contact: Keri Miksza                               

Cell Phone: 303-746-8986

Email: [email protected]

September 13, 2022



Districts 1 and 3 candidates will introduce themselves, answer audience questions

Bloomington, Indiana—Voters will have an opportunity to hear from Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) board candidates in two contested races at a forum on Monday, September 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The forum will be held at Tri-North Middle School, 1000 W 15th St, Bloomington, IN 47404.

School board members make decisions about the policies and practices in our schools. They can have a strong impact on our schools’ culture and on how school leaders engage our community. While district boundaries limit who can compete for a spot on the board, all voters in the MCCSC attendance area can vote for each MCCSC district. Three candidates are running in District 1: Tabetha L Crouch, Byron Turner, and Erin B Wyatt. In District 3, three candidates are running as well: Jon Hays, Daniel O’Neill, and Ashley Pirani. Incumbent Brandon Schurr is unopposed in District 7. He will attend the forum but not participate to allow more time for the other candidates. 

After introducing themselves, candidates will answer a series of questions, with answers limited to a set time. Topics may include—but are not limited to—equity, the MCCSC referendum, school safety, and censorship. Questions from the audience will also be addressed.

This event is organized by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education–Monroe County ( and co-hosted by the Monroe County Education Association, League of Women Voters Bloomington–Monroe County, Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, and the University Alliance for Racial Justice. 


For further information, please contact Keri Miksza at 303-746-8986.”

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