11 years ago this week
School board gets another local rep
John Steiner’s runoff election to the Anchorage School Board on May 7, 2002 meant two local faces – Steiner and then-School Board member Debbie Ossiander – for the nonpartisan body. The School Board is not divided into districts, but locals on the board were sure to give Chugiak-Eagle River an edge, Ossiander told the Star.
“It’s helpful to have geographic as well as ideological diversity,” she said.
Steiner won the runoff election with 52 percent of the vote, versus 47.8 percent garnered by challenger Jeff Friedman. He won all precincts in the Chugiak-Eagle River area.
New designs to be unveiled for new high school
Local residents would have the chance to see designs and comment on plans for the new Eagle River High School that was soon to begin construction, at a community meeting set for the evening of May 16, 2002.
A bond measure to approve funding for the school awaited voter approval.
The new Eagle River High, which did not yet have a name in 2002, would be similar in design to the recently completed Dimond High, according to school officials.