2021 general election forum: Blue Valley school board

Blue Valley School Board

Four Blue Valley school board candidates participated in the Post's general election forum on Wednesday. Seated from left to right: Andrew Van Der Laan, Gina Knapp, Jim McMullen and Lindsay Weiss. Post Editor Kyle Palmer, far left, moderated the event. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

The district’s COVID-19 mask policy, student’s use of technology and diversity and inclusion efforts were just some of the topics discussed at the Post’s forum Wednesday night featuring candidates vying for three seats on the Blue Valley school board.

In the Member 4 area, business consultant Andrew Van Der Laan and tattoo artist Kaety Bowers are competing for the seat currently held by board vice president Michele Benjamin. Bowers did not participate in Wednesday’s forum.