Candidates for municipal office are invited to an educational forum on Thursday, April 25, sponsored by a group of parents in the process of applying for a Philadelphia Chapter of the national organization Parents for Public Schools.

The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Philadelphia High School Auditorium.

The public is invited.

The forum will give candidates an opportunity to express how they plan to support the school system if elected.

Candidates will be provided with a list of potential questions that will be asked during the forum. Afterwards, they will be given an opportunity to give a short campaign speech about any topic he or she feels is important.

No questions will be fielded from the audience during the forum, but candidates are invited to talk individually with those in attendance after the forum ends.

A group of parents and grandparents of students in the Philadelphia Public School District held a series of meetings recently to form a PPS chapter here. The non-partisan and non-profit organization promotes and strengthens the public schools by engaging, educating and mobilizing parents, organizers said.

The group had overwhelmingly expressed an interest in hearing from candidates for municipal office so that their vision for the school district and the city could be heard.

For more information call Joey Kilgore at 601-656-1881.