School board hopefuls talk finances: Candidates discuss funding because students want answers

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Buses and school websites could carry advertising, and Franklin schools could try to find ways to get students into certain classes that result in more funding from the state.

These were among the ideas for raising money for Franklin schools. Six school board candidates discussed their ideas at a forum conducted by two Advanced Placement government classes at Franklin Community High School.

The students wanted to know how the candidates would deal with funding shortages, if they supported a districtwide orchestra, how to improve athletics and if they supported new laws or proposals.

The stage was made up of five students who hosted the event and asked the candidates questions. The five students were Mason Clark, Ethan Clendening, Olivia Daily, Savannah Kramer and Connor Shank.

Next month, voters will choose the occupants of two seats on the nonpartisan school board. Candidates attending the forum were Christopher Bass, Cory Cooper, Tim Lavery, William Maschmeyer, Kristine Ott and Joe Skeel.

Candidate Bryan Wertz did not attend.

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