Get to know candidates running for the Shelby County Schools board before elections in August. In conjunction with our partners, Chalkbeat is hosting a forum for candidates on July 19. Students from throughout Shelby County, as well as Chalkbeat journalists, will ask candidates about their stances on testing, school safety, student discipline, and more.

This is a free event, but please RSVP to let us know you are coming. Food will be provided.

  • When: July 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: BRIDGES USA, 477 N. 5th Street, Memphis, TN 38105

Do you have a question you want to ask your school board candidate? Feel free to email us at, and please come on July 19 ready to listen and ask great questions.

Need a primer on who is running? We’ve got you covered

A huge thanks to our partners: BRIDGES, Campaign for School Equity, Facing History and Ourselves, and Stand for Children.