Candidates for the Juneau School District Board of Education recently fielded questions on the major issues.
Incumbent Phyllis Carlson, Michelle Johnston, Will Muldoon, Destiny Sargent, and incumbent Andi Story, are running for three open seats that each have three-year terms.
The following audio files include relevant excerpts of forums organized by the League of Women Voters on September 19th and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on September 20th. During both forums, candidates addressed a variety of issues such as the pupil-to-teacher ratio, busing, delayed start time, and nurses in the schools.iFriendly Audio of LWV forum moderated by Barbara Belknap. iFriendly Audio of Chamber forum moderated by Lance Stephens.
Candidate Will Muldoon did not participate in both forums and candidate Destiny Sargent did not participate in the Chamber forum.
The municipal election is October 2nd.
- The state has asked the new presidential administration for a waiver to pay more than 80 percent of reinsurance costs.
- The state’s only professional sports franchise, the Alaska Aces, will fold after this season. The decision was announced Thursday, Feb. 23.
- Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one.
- Things are not looking good for Haines’ Alaska State Trooper post. Trooper Director Col. James Cockrell intends to reassign Haines’ one trooper position to Bethel. The decision isn’t final yet, but the community conversation about how to handle the loss continued at a Public Safety Commission meeting this week.