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Updated: 08/12/2014 12:51:30PM

School board candidates spar on bullying

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League of Women's Voters President Sue Schultz questions school board candidates. From left is incumbent for District 3 Hazel Sellers and her opponent Randy Wilkinson, District 6 incumbent Debra Smith Wright and her opponent Lynn Wilson and District 7 incumbent Tim Harris and his opponent Lisa Bone Miller.

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Lynn Wilson (right) talks during Tuesday's School Board candidate forum at the Neil Combee Administration Building. To his left is his opponent in the District 6 race Debra Smith Wright.

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School Board District 3 candidate Randy Wilkinson emphasizes the behavior problem in the schools Tuesday night during a political forum at the Neil Combee Administration Complex. To his left is his opponent incumbent Hazel Sellers.

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School Board candidate Lynn Wilson (left) talks with circuit judge candidate Joe Helms Tuesday night at the political forum the League of Women Voters sponsored at the Neil Combee Administration Complex.

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School Board candidate and incumbent for District 6 seat Tim Harris talks Tuesday night during the political forum at the Neil Combee Administration Complex. To his right is his opponent Lisa Bone Miller.

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In dealing with a question on how to combat bullying, candidates for the Polk County School Board said the district has much to do to accomplish something, while incumbents maintained it is a hard issue to deal with because it has gotten more far reaching.

“Currently we set a system but we don’t have the numbers,” candidate Lisa Bone Miller said at Tuesday’s forum that was sponsored by the League of Women Voters. “We had a tragedy last year that set us to retroactively hire people.”

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