Voters will have a chance to get their questions about the proposed $92.5 million school bond issue answered during a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth. The event is sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.
The meeting will begin with a 15- to 20-minute presentation of information and perspectives on both sides of the bond issue question. School board members Shannon Kimball and Rick Ingram and a representative of the Yes for Lawrence group will speak on behalf of the bond issue. Jim Mullins, a local representative of Americans for Prosperity, will offer opposing viewpoints.
The bulk of the evening will be devoted to questions from members of the public, who will be invited to the microphone to ask their own questions for those at the podium. The meeting will last until 8:30 p.m. unless the audience runs out of questions earlier than that.
VEC is a cooperative effort of about 15 community groups that seeks to promote civic dialogue and broad participation of voters and candidates through community forums.