NORWALK — The Norwalk SPED Partners, a parent-run organization of families with special needs children will hold a “Meet the Board of Education Candidates” open forum on Monday.

The forum will be held in the Norwalk Library Auditorium on Belden Avenue on from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The organization said the goal of the forum is “to give the candidates a chance to speak directly to our members and to also give families a chance to ask any education related questions.”

Candidates will be invited to give a brief overview of what their thoughts on special education are and how they plan to address concerns going forward.

“This is an important election year for the Board of Education and families of children with special needs,” a statement from Norwalk SPED Partners reads. “As the special education fund sunsets, it is imperative that we get to know what our candidates’ thoughts are on continuing improvements to special education in Norwalk.”