I applaud people at both the state and local levels willing to declare their candidacy to shape and direct the future of education. The job of the State Superintendent and school board member is most challenging. Politically, there are differing points of view on matters such as Common Core State Standards, transgender use of restrooms, school vouchers, and the prioritization of limited financial resources. Locally, challenges are facing Mineral Point to maintain small class sizes, invest in aging facilities, and deliver more diversified services for all students. Despite varying viewpoints, each candidate is grounded by doing what is best for schools across the state and students in Mineral Point.
The month of March is a time to educate yourself about the candidates and their positions on a variety of educational topics. The Mineral Point School District presents an opportunity to be informed about local candidates running for school board during a candidate forum hosted by School District Communications Director Joelle Doye. Doye will moderate the meeting Wednesday, March 15 at 7 pm in the high school library. Free childcare will be available by the MPHS Key Club.
Thank you, members Kinch and Basting and candidates Gundlach and Thousand, for participating in this year’s meeting. Please show your appreciation and support for all candidates by attending the forum.