The meeting was the second in a series put together was Clay County resident Walt Moore.
There are three At-Large positions open on the board this year. Board candidate Philip Greenwell was not in attendance.
Approximately 20 county residents attended the meeting, getting an opportunity to ask the prospective candidates a variety of questions.
Current board member Tina Heffner asked the candidates what their thoughts were on the corporation's possible need of a new bus garage, a hot topic in recent months.
Leo Southworth, one of the five candidates at Sunday's meeting, stated he believed after seeing an aerial view of the county, it was wise to place the prospective garage close to Northview or North Clay in addition to eventually tying it together with a new central office.
"Every foot it is away from one place the bus goes to every morning, it is going to cost you money," Southworth said.
Amy Adams, another candidate, added she was "impressed" with what bus garage employees have been working with, also saying she would like to know more about studies that have been conducted regarding the bus garage and the best options for a new placement.
In addition, candidate Barbara Nicosin said while the bus garage is small and employees are doing well with what they have, more thought needs to be added to the process.
"The need is there, there is no doubt," candidate Rob Miller added. "But it doesn't necessarily need to be by a school."
Miller added he didn't believe a new bus garage should cost an estimated $4.2 million.
"That raised a red flag," Miller, who also served on a building committee through the corporation at one time, said. "We don't need to use new ground. We need to look at the options, just like the school board has been doing."
Ron Scherb, another candidate, said he has asked for an evaluation of the process.
"Money is going to be tight," he said. "The bottom line is, do you want to build a bus garage or retain teachers?"
In regard to the corporation's current elementary building project, the candidates were asked if they believed cutting an elementary was a viable option.
The five in attendance, however, all agreed since the project is already underway, it would not make sense to cut one building.
"We need to keep what we have open," Adams said, "and look for other ways to cut costs."
"Nobody wants to close a school," Southworth added.
The potential board members were also asked of ways to keep the board focused regularly and not bickering.
"If we can't listen to each other, we might have problems," Scherb said.
Adams added teamwork would be a high priority.
"I don't have any history with (anyone on the board)," she said. "You will always have differences but you move on so you can get jobs done."
"The best thing to do when you're working in a committee setting is to hang your ego at the door," Southworth added.
Current board member Ted Jackson asked the five what they believed were pluses and minuses of the current board.
Southworth commended the performance of CCSC Assistant Superintendent Kim Tucker and her role with corporation curriculum, but added that "everything" needs improvement.
"There's always room for improvement," Scherb added.
Adams -- also remarking on curriculum -- said it should always change.
"It always needs tweaking," she said.
Nicosin said she was pleased with how things looked in the corporation regarding grades kindergarten, first and second.
"That's the place where, I think, we have to start," she said.
One resident asked it they would be in favor of changing the school board's current policy of patrons having only five minutes to discuss questions with the board and typically receiving no response.
Scherb said if elected, he would ask questions and added he believes the administration should do a better job of listening to the public.
All of the candidates agreed setting up community meetings in the future could be a good idea.
"It could be good for both sides," Miller said.
"(School board meetings) should be an open book setting," Adams added.
"The school board and administration need to answer questions," Southworth said. "A less than formal meeting with the public every quarter could be something."