Hillsborough School Board candidates on charter schools
An interesting race is kicking off to represent Tampa's urban core on the Hillsborough County School Board. District 5 Representative Doretha Edgecomb is leaving when her term ends in November. Gradebook learned a thing or two about the candidates at a Tiger Bay Club forum Friday, which also featured District 1 incumbent Susan Valdes and her challenger, former school district administrator Bill Person. Here's where they stand on tax-funded charter schools and ongoing efforts to cut spending in the district.