Huntsville City School Board Election Guide 2016

While national elections loom large, it’s actually local elections that create the biggest impact in communities where they are held. If you have a student in Huntsville City Schools you’ve hopefully heard there’s a big School Board election coming up on August 23, 2016.

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Families that live in Huntsville City School Districts One and Five have several candidates they need to research, and we wanted to make it a little easier for them to do that. Just like in previous local elections that specifically affect families, Rocket City Mom has compiled a series of posts about each candidate running for Huntsville City School Board. We asked them to answer the same nine questions, and have run their responses each unedited and as they have sent them to us.


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  • Find out if you live in District 1 or 5 HERE
  • More about this year’s school board election HERE
  • Click on each candidates name in orange below to read their RCM interview
District 1 candidates are as follows:

Laurie McCaulley (incumbent)
Mary L. “Jackie” Sawyer
Michelle Watkins

Huntsville City Schools District 1 includes: Rolling Hills Elementary, Martin Luther King Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Dawson Elementary, Montview Elementary, ASFL, McNair Junior High School, and Jemison High School.


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District 1 coverage on al.com

District 5 candidates are as follows:

Pam Hill
Carlos Mathews


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Huntsville City Schools District 5 includes: Columbia High, Highlands Elementary, Providence K-5, Williams Elementary, Williams Middle and the Academy for Academics and Arts.

District 5 coverage on al.com

WANT TO MEET THE CANDIDATES IN PERSON? The Huntsville Council of Parent Teacher Associations is hosting a School Board Candidate Forum on Monday, August 15th, 2014. The event will be held at Academy for Academics and Arts from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This forum will also be broadcast live on ETV (Channel 17 on Comcast and Channel 3 on Wow!)