There are five candidates for three open positions on the South Orange - Maplewood School Board: Susie Adamson, James Davis & Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad, Tony Mazzocchi and Johanna Wright.

The following Board of Education Candidates Forums and Events are scheduled:

Candidates' Open Houses - Four Sundays, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 25, and Nov. 30, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library (1688 Springfield Ave.) in Maplewood.

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Candidates' Forum - Thurs., Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the DeHart Community Center (120 Burnett Ave.) in Maplewood. Candidates' Forum is sponsored by the Hilton Neighborhood Association.

Candidates' Forum - Tues., Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., at the South Orange Middle School Library (70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange). Candidates' Forum sponsored by the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race.

Candidates' Fair - Thurs., Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Columbia High School Library. Sponsored by Presidents' Council. (Presidents’ Council members are made up of each school’s PTA or HSA presidents and co-presidents as well as an executive board of past presidents.) This is a meet and greet opportunity for voters to pose questions to each of the candidates. 

Election day is Tuesday, November 8.