Administrator's Monthly Update

Peggy Larson

A message from Peggy Larson
District Administrator

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

I love this quote! School Board positions are on the upcoming ballot. We have two open seats with 3 people running - Mark Kunde, Robert Ronk, and Matt Olson. I urge every Winneconne Community School District resident to cast their vote for school board on April 2.

Below are some key responsibilities of school board members:

Ensuring an appropriate education for all students attending the WCSD.
Establishing a mission and vision that reflect community values.
Establishing policy - Policies govern the work of the school district. They set the parameters within which the administration and staff perform their duties, and keep the district compliant with state and federal laws.
Making financial decisions - Included in these responsibilities are establishing a budget, approving a tax levy based on the budget, approving financial statements, and approving if future referendums are necessary.
Advocacy. Board members elected position places them in the mix with all other elected officials and it is their responsibility to represent the interests of the school district to other law makers and decision-makers.

I recognize that people/families are very busy, and sometimes voting can be pushed to the back burner due to other obligations. However, here are some voting options that may be helpful:
Absentee ballots can be requested at myvote.wi.gov or through your municipal clerk. The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday before the election (March 28) in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. In-person absentee voting runs for two weeks before the election, ending at 5:00pm or the close of business (whichever is later) on the Friday before the election. Check with your local municipal clerk for specific office hours.

As citizens, it is our job to elect school board members. Please practice active citizenship on April 2 (or before) and cast your vote. Thank you!

I will leave you with a bit of history: In 1956 the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) opened an office in Winneconne, and the WASB STILL maintains a small office in our downtown. Yes, Winneconne has a tradition of dedicated boardmanship.

The school board and I remain committed to keeping the community informed about the District’s progress. If you ever have questions about our school district, feel free to contact me at (920) 582-5802 ext. 3141.

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