A referendum was approved by Minneapolis voters two years ago expanding the Minneapolis Public Schools Board. The election this November 2 will be the first in which the Minneapolis Public School Board will increase from seven at-large seats to nine seats, six of which are elected by districts. There are currently two at-large seats open and four candidates for those seats. Each candidate has given the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder his or her views on issues of particular importance to African Americans. All interviews were conducted and transcribed by Titilayo Bediako.