Washington Co., WI – To the editor:
My daughters have enjoyed a wonderful educational experience in the West Bend School District since 2001. This is a result of decisions made by the school boards, administrations, and teachers going back more than 40 years, as well as the investment by our taxpayers over that same timeframe. I’m sure we haven’t all agreed on every decision made over the years, but we’ve managed to get to this point together all the same. I ask for your support as I look to give back to the community as a school board candidate on April 2nd.
Over the last 12 months, under Superintendent Don Kirkegaard’s steady hand, stability has started to return to our district and my aim is to help that continue. As decisions are considered regarding facilities and staffing levels in an environment of declining enrollment, I believe my 25 years of management experience and critical thinking will help in evaluating all potential options.
Through my work as chair of the Kettlebrook Church elder board, I helped establish win/win partnerships with The Threshold Inc., Senior Citizens Activities, Inc. and The Family Center of Washington County in our shared Kettlebrook Community Center venue. Working as co-lead on the space buildout, we completed a beautiful, functionally conservative facility on time and at our budget of 1.25 million dollars. I recognize this is a fraction of the scope being proposed with the current referendum, but I recognize the tradeoffs needed to meet project timelines and budgetary commitments.
I appreciate your support on April 2nd, but more importantly, I urge your support of the referendum. The families in our district deserve safe and inspiring settings in which to work and learn. Thanks for your consideration.
West Bend School Board candidate
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