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Meet the Candidates Tonight

If you live in Bremerton, tonight’s your chance to size up the candidates running for your local school board.
Although they are unpaid and their campaigns usually low key, school board members make many important decisions that affect the lives of students, their families and the larger community. The board has the power to hire and fire the superintendent, set the terms of the superintendent’s contract, decide which programs to cut when finances get tight, set levy amounts and set the budget for each school year.
The League of Women Voters of Kitsap will hold a forum for Bremerton School Board candidates at 7 tonight (Monday, Sept. 21) at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St., in downtown Bremerton.
It’s your chance to meet the candidates and see how they handle crucial questions of school policy and finance. Catherine Ahl, a former North Kitsap School Board member and current president of the local League, will moderate.
The public is welcome to attend, and the audience is invited to submit questions for the candidates.