All three candidates to replace Councilman Joey Manahan have experience in government.
The state Department of Education is facing an $84 million budget hole in the coming year.
One board member is proposing pushing back the Aug. 4 reopening until Aug. 18.
Gov. David Ige and state school officials say appropriate precautions have been taken to reopen schools safely.
State health officials say kids can be in the classroom as long as precautions are taken. But they expect to see an increase in coronavirus cases, too.
The teachers union and DOE came to an agreement that 6 feet of spacing in classrooms will be the norm, with anything less than that requiring a contract exception.
The state’s 37 charter schools are relying heavily on parent feedback for reopening in the fall but are also worried about funding if the state cuts back its budget.
The issue of whether 3 feet is adequate spacing between desks in certain instances caused the Board of Education to seek further clarification from the DOE.