By Maggie Lee
Parts of Atlanta’s west and northwest side will get a new Board of Education member in a runoff that begins soon. The two candidates say some things are going well — but it’s time to address equity and look hard at finances in the system.
Erika Mitchell and Raynard Johnson finished with 25 percent and 18 percent of the first-round vote respectively for District 5. Click to read the Q and A with each:
The schools in District 5 are:
Elementary Schools: Adamsville Primary, Beecher Hills, Bolton Academy, Boyd, Connally, Fain, Grove Park Intermediate, Miles Intermediate, Peyton Forest, Scott, Towns, Usher-Collier Heights, Westside Atlanta (K-4), West Manor, Woodson Primary
Middle Schools: Harper-Archer, Young
High Schools: Benjamin E. Mays, The West End Academy
Single Gender Schools: B.E.S.T. Academy (6-12), Coretta Scott King Academy (6-12)