The two candidates for mayor will meet at a town hall-style forum Thursday at Braintree High School.

BRAINTREE − The two candidates for mayor will meet on Thursday in a town hall-style forum being organized by students at Braintree High School.

This will be the first meeting between the District 1 Town Councilor Charles Kokoros and Braintree Electric Light Commissioner Thomas Reynolds since the Sept. 17 preliminary election. The final election will be held on Nov. 5.

Gorman Lee, the school system's social studies director, said the high school's students will moderate the event and question the candidates.  The event will be recorded by students in Paul Nellis' Broadcast Journalism class for showing on Braintree Community Access Media. Students in the school's social studies classes will be the audience.

Lee said during the past month, the students have been meeting to plan the rules and format of the student forum, identify topics and issues, and develop questions for the candidates.  The questions will address topics and matters of concern to Braintree High School students.

"This is an educational opportunity for high school students to learn about the local election process, get to know the candidates running for mayor, become informed and discuss important issues that impact their lives, families, community, state and nation," Lee said. "It is also a great opportunity for the candidates running for mayor to get to know the Braintree High School community and issues that are important to Braintree's younger population."

Social studies teacher Cynthia Lang is also involved in organizing the event, which is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Thursday in the school's Grabosky Auditorium.

Kopkoros and Reynolds will also discuss the issues during a candidates' night at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Cahill Auditorium at town hall.  The event is being organized by a group of former members of the Braintree League of Women Voters and former Selectman John Dennehy will serve as moderator.

The group is also holding a candidates night for candidates for town council seats at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at town hall.  Eight of the nine town council seats are being contested, with the exception of the District 4 seat of Stephen O'Brien.