VIDEO: Watch the Call’s forum for Mehlville school board candidates

Voters in the Mehlville School District learned about the candidates at a school board forum Wednesday night hosted by Call Newspapers.

Incumbent Larry Felton, incumbent Lori Trakas and newcomer Kevin Schartner are vying for two seats up for election April 5. The seats carry three-year terms. Felton first was elected to the school board in 2007, while Trakas was elected to the board in 2013.

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer served as moderator of the forum, at Andre’s South in Oakville.

The forum utilized League of Women Voters’ ground rules, including questions from the audience submitted on index cards and strict adherence to time limits for responses.

The Mehlville School District will host a forum for Board of Education candidates at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Nottelmann Auditorium on the campus of Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road.

The forum will be moderated by a representative of the League of Women Voters, according to a district news release.

Questions for the candidates will be submitted by the audience.

Questions also can be submitted by email to, and they will be given to the moderator.