With the recent presidential and state elections in the books, various Door and Kewaunee School Board candidates are preparing to throw their hats in the ring.
Every spring, multiple positions on school boards across the peninsula are up for re-election. The way the positions are designed, board members serve between two and three year terms. Incumbents from across both counties have recently been able to submit paperwork either declaring their intent to or not to run.
Gibraltar School District has two seats up in April's election.
Mike Peot holds one of these chairs and has already pledged to run again. Suzanne Brennan holds the other, and has also agreed to re-run; though neither have filed paperwork. Both of the incumbents believe the focus of their district, as well as the rest of the state's boards, should be to institutionalize the new Common Core Teaching Standards.
Brennan believes that this is a job for not only the school board, but the entire community…
In the Sturgeon Bay School District, three seats are up for election. Jake Schulz, who replaced Steve Van Kirk after his resignation in August, was appointed over five other candidates October 3. Due to regulations, Schulz must formally run for a full term. Pam Seiler, who has served on the Board for 10 years, is also eligible. Roger Wood's seat is also up for re-election.
Four seats in the Kewaunee School District are also opening next April. Brian Zuege, Sarah Schiller and Paul Kultgen hold three of the seats. Dan Kassner will be filing his paperwork with the intent to run again. He believes Kewanuee has done a good job controlling expenses, but believes that financing is always a challenge…
The Luxemburg-Casco School District also has seats available, but the School District was unable to be contacted. The final date for Declarations of intent to run for new candidates is January 2. School Board positions will be voted on in the election held April 2 across the state.