Monday, October 15, 2012

Luna Laws Will Be Debated Tonight at Centennial

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 9:36 AM

The much-debated referendums on the so-called Luna Laws will move to the front burner this evening when opponents and proponents face off in an education forum set for Centennial High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women and TransForm Idaho, a nonprofit advocacy group, are sponsors of tonight's forum.

It may be difficult to get some microphone time. No fewer than eight participants will be trying to convince undecided voters to support or reject the Students Come First package of reforms.

The "yes" team will be headed by Jason Hancock, deputy chief of staff with the Idaho Department of Education, and Ken Burgess, campaign manager for Yes4Idaho. The "no" team includes Cindy Wilson, a teacher at Centennial High School, and Mike Lanza, chairman of No on Props 1,2 & 3.

Additionally, the Boise School District will be represented by Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly and the president of the Boise school board, A.J. Balukoff. The Meridian School District will be represented by Eric Exline, community relations director, and Anne Riter, vice chairman of the Meridian Schools Board of Trustees.

Dr. Jim Weatherby will moderate tonight's event, which is slated to last two hours.

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