Candidates seek school board seats

Ghastly graveyard–Thrill seekers of all ages enjoyed the annual Howl-O-Scream haunted house held at Meadowbrook Arena in L’Anse the past three weekends every Friday and Saturday. Approximately 900 people attended the three-weekend event, coming from as far as Marquette.

by Nancy Besonen
Electors in the Nov. 6, 2018, election will cast votes for school board of education members for L’Anse Area Schools, Baraga Area Schools, and Arvon Township Schools. The L’Anse Sentinel contacted two new candidates in L’Anse, and three in a contested race in Arvon to request background information, and to allow them to weigh in on issues affecting schools. Their replies follow: L’Anse Area Schools Two candidates are seeking two open  seats for the L’Anse Area Schools Board of Education. Katie Waara and Brooke Osterman, both newcomers, are on the ballot. Stepping down after their six-year terms are Anne Koski and Jason Ayres. The L’Anse candidates were provided the following questionnaire: 1. What is your background? (education, work experience, family) 2. Why are you seeking a seat on the school board? 3. What do you feel are some of the issues currently impacting the schools? 4. Decreasing enrollment is a factor across the UP. How would you deal with the financial impact? To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.