Springfield school board candidates make push for two spots in April 5 election

Springfield School Board candidates in April 5 election.
Springfield School Board candidates in April 5 election.(KY3)
Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 3:10 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 1, 2022 at 6:29 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Five candidates are making a push for two spots with the Springfield school board ahead of Tuesday’s municipal election.

Kelly Byrne, Chad Courtney, Steve Makoski, Charles Taylor and Brandi VanAntwerp are all running for election. Taylor is an incumbent of one spot.

Springfield voters will have the chance to elect two of the five candidates for school board openings. The top two vote-getters will serve on a seven-member board.

KY3 asked each of the five candidates about several topics. Click on each of the three videos below to listen to responses from each of the five candidates.

1. What are your motivations for running for school board?

2. What is the impact of critical race theory and how it is approached in schools?

3. What are some priorities you would look to address in a school board role?

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