“We have some of the best schools here, in the state and the country. We need to find ways to retain those teachers here. Part of that is teacher pay,” Matt Hughes said, a candidate for at-large Orange County commissioner.
At a forum held Monday for Orange County Board of Commissioner seats, Hughes said teachers don’t leave the Orange County school districts just because of teacher pay — lack of affordable housing also forces out teachers.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro PTA Council organized a forum for District 1 and at-large Orange County Commisioner candidates.
The meeting, moderated by the president of the PTA Council, presented education and economic development questions to the seven candidates running for Orange County seats.
Community members submitted questions online prior to the forum and their questions were presented.