Demand local representation



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Does Eagle River/Chugiak deserve a seat on school board?

After many years of excellent representation does Eagle River need a voice?

We have had members Crystal Kennedy and Debbie Ossiander to name notables.

But we have none now.

An amendment to the present district representation failed Dec. 3 at the Assembly. Bill Starr voted yes; Debbie Ossiander voted no.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District voters decided to use local representation by voting yes in 2002. It worked, and now outlying communities have a voice.

Results local representation are lower costs and better schools.

The Assembly denied you a chance to decide.

Come to Jitters this Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. to sign a petition or get a sheet and go get 10 neighbors to sign.

Eagle River deserves a seat or two on your school board. Otherwise it is just Anchorage’s School Board.

 

— David Nees

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