Britteny Cioni-Haywood and David Noon discuss local education issues during the Board of Education candidates portion of a forum Wednesday night at the KTOO studio. (Screenshot from shared video of forum)

Britteny Cioni-Haywood and David Noon discuss local education issues during the Board of Education candidates portion of a forum Wednesday night at the KTOO studio. (Screenshot from shared video of forum)

Watch the forum for Board of Education candidates and pro/con arguments of the City Hall ballot initiative

School board candidates discuss funding, curriculum; City Hall portion shows vastly different views.

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Two of the three candidates for two open Juneau Board of Education seats discussed funding and curriculum issues, and two people on opposing sides of a ballot initiative providing $27 million for a new City Hall presented their views during a League of Women Voters of Juneau forum Wednesday night.

The forum was the second on two consecutive nights, with the 14 candidates for four Juneau Assembly seats participating in a forum Tuesday night.

Wednesday’s 50-minute forum began with school board candidates David Noon and Britteny Cioni-Haywood giving one-minute responses to questions, along with opening and closing statements. Paige Sipniewski, the third candidate on the ballot, was not available to participate in the forum due to family medical reasons.

The second portion of the forum featured outgoing City Manager Rorie Watt speaking in favor of the ballot initiative and local resident David Ignell in opposition.

The forum was moderated by media representatives from KTOO, KINY and the Juneau Empire. Full coverage of the forum will be available online Thursday at, and coverage of both forums will be published in Saturday’s edition of the Juneau Empire.

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