LISBON - Parents and other voters living in the Beaver Local School District will have an opportunity to hear from the five individuals running for three seats on the school board in advance of Election Day thanks to a group of students at Beaver Local High school.
Students from the AP government classes at BLHS have organized the "Meet the Candidates" night, which will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high school, as part of their studies.
According to district Superintendent Kent Polen, the event will consist of the candidates fielding questions that have been prepared in advance by the government students. "The students are directing the whole process, they're in charge of it," Polen said. "It's a nice format." He encouraged the public to attend and observe the proceedings, even if questions are not scheduled to be taken from attendees.
Though the event will utilize a moderated format, as of last week, the question of who would take on the role of moderator had not yet been settled. However, all five candidates - Jerry Barnett, Greg Eisenhart, Jim Fantone, Pat O'Hara and Lance Shultz - have confirmed that they will attend the forum.