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School Board Election

Click here to see the official results of the April 5, 2016 School Board Election and Referendum.


Being a member of a Superior School Board is important, challenging and rewarding.  The mission of school board members is to improve the achievement of students and prepare them to be active, productive members of our society and democracy.  

 

Persons interested in becoming a school board member approach the position as an individual, but all of your actions will be as a board, working with the superintendent.  It will be your responsibility to identify the needs of your students, recognize the challenges of the district, and celebrate your successes with the community.

 

School boards and school board members are uniquely positioned to be advocates for children.  There are many qualifications and qualities that are important to being a school board member:

 
  • A commitment to the belief that all children of the School District of Superior are entitled to have available to them a beneficial educational program.

  • An open mind and readiness to learn.

  • A willingness to attend seminars and workshops which can help you make intelligent decisions in school business.

  • A vision and an ability to understand changes in our society.

  • The ability to act with other school board members to advance the best interests of the school district.

  • The capability to articulate the mission, vision and goals of the district and to listen carefully to the criticisms offered by people with differing views.

  • A willingness to invest the hours that will be necessary to faithfully discharge their duties.

  • Freedom from conflict with any other interest.

 

School board members have the general responsibility for the management and supervision of the School District of Superior.  Major responsibilities include adopting academic standards for students and establishing expectations for education in the district; adopting rules and regulations that become the basis of school district operations; being aware of the differences between your role and that of school administrators--i.e., the board determines what needs to happen and the district administrator and staff determine how to make it happen; evaluate all facets of school operations; annually adopt a budget; communicate with the public by sharing the district’s successes or listening to concerns; advocate in the community for students and their schools; and understanding the impact of legislative action taken at all levels of government.

 

What are the legal qualifications for being a school board member?  A board member must be an eligible elector of the school district.  In order to qualify for placement on the ballot as a candidate in a school board election, a person must be:
 

  • A citizen of the United States;

  • 18 years of age or older; and

  • A resident of the school district for at least 28 consecutive days at the time of filing a declaration of candidacy.
     

How do I become a school board member in the School District of Superior?  Qualified candidates must file a Declaration of Candidacy, a Campaign Registration Statement and nomination papers with the school district clerk in accordance with the timeline established by the State of Wisconsin.  The earliest date for circulation of nomination papers is December 1, 2015.


For questions about the election process, please contact Deputy Clerk Joan Parenteau at 715.394.8710 or by email at joan.parenteau@superior.k12.wi.us.