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Thursday, April 23, 2009

West Bend School Board Apppointment Process OPEN TO PUBLIC

In a previous article in the West Bend News, Pat Herdrich erroneously reported that the school board would deliberate the candidates in a CLOSED SESSION. This is misinformation.

The appointment of another candidate to the West Bend School Board comes on the heels of an untimely resignation by former school member, John Duwell.

According to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the entire school board appointment process will be an OPEN SESSION and the PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

INCIDENTALLY.....KRIS BEAVER and CARL KNEPEL have now signed the petition that will ALLOW SEXUALLY EXPLICIT BOOKS (see excerpts at left) to REMAIN IN THE YOUTH SECTION of our library. Is THIS the type of representation our city wants for the SCHOOL BOARD?

See article below:

The deadline to apply for an open position on the West Bend Joint #1 School Board is Wednesday at 4 p.m.

As of Monday, six candidates have filed papers with the district: Sandy Banovich, Lynn Corazzi, Randy Stark, Bart Williams, Carl Knepel and Tom Boyer.

Stark and Knepel both ran unsuccessfully in the spring election for two available spots on the board. Knepel currently serves as West Bend West High School's student representative on the board.

The vacancy was the result of the February resignation of board member John Duwell, who was in his second tour of duty and held the position for the past three years.

Interviews are set for Monday, April 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Each candidate will be asked questions in an open forum style, and school board will then deliberate in closed session and make a final decision, Superintendent Pat Herdrich said.

The appointee will be seated at the May 11 board meeting and serve until the general election in April 2010.

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