Sitka’s two candidates for School Board, Dionne Brady-Howard and Elias Erickson, will take your questions 6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, September 21, in a live special election forum on Raven Radio. Listeners can call during the forum, 747-5877, email a question to, or post a comment on the forum thread on Raven Radio’s Facebook page.

The School Board recently has been a low-profile elected office, but Alaska’s budget problems could throw many school districts — including Sitka’s — into crisis. The School Board prioritizes programs within the district, and decides what to keep and what to cut when funding is limited. Although there are only two candidates running for the two seats, there is no better time to communicate your ideas and interests to future board members than during election season. Please join the conversation this Thursday evening!