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 email@example.com.
School District of Superior WI
April 5, 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, at an election to be held in the School District of Superior on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of office for school board member is three years beginning on Monday, April 25, 2016.
School Board Member (at large) Christina Kintop, Incumbent
School Board Member (at large) Robert Morehouse, Incumbent
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any elector desiring to be a candidate for a position on the school board shall file a Declaration of Candidacy, a Campaign Registration Statement and nomination papers with the school district clerk/deputy clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Each candidate is required to circulate nomination papers. A candidate must have signatures of at least 20 and not more than 100 electors of the School District of Superior. Nomination papers shall be circulated not sooner than December 1, 2015. The Declaration of Candidacy, Campaign Registration Statement and nomination papers are available at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Administration Building, 3025 Tower Avenue, Superior, Wisconsin 54880 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday when school is not in session.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if a primary election is necessary, the primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from the school district office.
The School District of Superior is comprised of the City of Superior, Towns of Oakland, Parkland, Summit and Superior, and the Villages of Oliver and Superior, Douglas County, State of Wisconsin.
School District Clerk