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Meet The Ann Arbor School Board Candidate: Jeffery Harrold

Jeffery Harrold

The Ann Arbor School Board will have a new look after next month's election.  Ten Candidates are running for four seats on the board.  While I'm interviewing all of the candidates, Jeffery Harrold is the focus of today's report.

Concerns over Ann Arbor Public Schools privatizing custodial work earlier this year led Jeffery Harrold to run for school board.  

The pastor and mediator for the University of Michigan's Office of  Student Conflict Resolution supports efforts to reduce suspensions. He also wants renewed attention to fighting the achievement gap. "It is pervasive and persistent.  A misunderstanding is that it just happens with low income students, Black and Hispanic it is pervasive across all demographics," Harrold says.

Harrold opposes the proposed annexation of Whitmore Lake Public Schools. He hasn't been convinced it will benefit Ann Arbor schools and says too many in the community have unanswered questions about the plan.  

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at734.487.3363 or email him   

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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