Shawn Joseph says “right up the middle” is best path for schools

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The heat is gone …

Earlier this year I think most of us were expecting some blistering campaigns for the Metro Nashville Public Schools board seats, with strong turnout by voters. But while we are having a hot summer, the heated interest in our school board races seems to have cooled off.

In the first five days of early voting, just over 1,000 ballots have been cast in Davidson County elections, well down from 2012 when this group of four incumbents were elected (Elyssa Kim, District 5, is not running for re-election). For comparison, in Sumner County nearly 1,700 ballots were cast in the first five days, and in Williamson County almost 2,400 voters have gone to the polls.

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