Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Racine School board members Julie McKenna and Don Nielsen voted against Lolli Haws contract for superintendent. Both said if her contract was approved, they would still show their support.
In a 7 to 2 vote, the Racine Unified School District Board of Education approved a $200,000 salary for Lolli Haws, their choice for a new school superintendent. Haws replaces current superintendent Ann Laing, who stepped in when James Shaw left the district. Haws is currently with the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C. as an instructional superintendent. She issued the following statement: “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be officially appointed as superintendent of the Racine Unified School District. I’m eager to join the smart and dedicated teachers, leaders and support staff in the important and challenging work of ensuring that Racine students achieve the goals of the North Star Vision,” according to the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Caledonia voters will decide on State Supreme Court, State Superintendent, Caledonia Village President, three spots on the Caledonia Village Board, and three seats on the Racine Unified School Board on April 2.
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth on Tuesday, April 2. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Wisconsin Supreme Court Read more about the State Supreme Court race Wisconsin Superintendent of Schools Read more about the Superintendent of Schools race Caledonia Village President Read more about the village president race Related: Incumbents Mum on Walmart at Forum Caledonia Village Board (Trustee No. 1) Read more about the Trustee No. 1 race Caledonia Village Board (Trustee No. 3) Read more about the Trustee No. 3 race Caledonia Village Board (Trustee No. 5) Read more about the Trustee No. 5 race…
Two incumbents and four newcomers are vying for six seats on the Racine Unified School Board in the April 2 election.
Voters in Caledonia — along with those in the rest of the Racine Unified School District — will head to the polls on April 2 to elect three members of the School Board. On the ballot are: Get detailed backgrounds on all candidates Caledonia Patch asked the candidates about some of the key issues facing the district. Here — in their own words — are their answers. RELATED COVERAGE: School Board candidates answer questions from the community
Monday, March 11, 2013
Who's running for Racine School Board? What do they stand for? And what else do you want to know about these six candidates?
Voters will choose from a field of six candidates to fill three spots on the Racine Unified School board on April 2. In the primary in February, Mike Frontier came out on top with a total vote count of 4,082, or 14 percent of the total ballots cast. Incumbents Chris Eperjesy and Julie McKenna round out the top three with 3,235 (11.26 percent) and 2,897 votes (10 percent), respectively. The top six vote-getters will advance to the April general election. Also in the top six are Robert Wittke, Jr. (2,737, or 9.53 percent), Roger Pfost (2,416, 8.14 percent) and Kristie Formolo (1,704,or 5.93 percent). The three candidates with the most votes will earn a spot on the board. Learn more about the candidates' backgrounds, top priorities, the …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
With Bill VanAtta resigning his position, the School Board is looking to temporarily fill his seat. Here's how you can get involved.
The Racine Unified School District Board of Education currently has a vacancy due to the resignation of Bill VanAtta effective Oct. 31. Per school board policy, this position will be filled temporarily by appointment by the Board of Education on or about Nov. 15.Residents of the Racine Unified School District may submit their names for consideration to any current board member. Board member contact information can be found here.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
About 30 community residents attended the Feb. 7 forum, and some of them submitted questions to ask the school board candidates.
After the prepared questions were asked and answered, the candidates for Racine Unified School Board took on questions from the audience. Five of the six candidates for the school board participated in a forum hosted by Patch and WGTD 91.1FM on Tues., Feb. 7, at Mount Pleasant Village Hall. Present were Scott Brownell, Brian Dey, Don Nielsen, Roger Pfost and Gretchen Warner. Incumbent Kim Plache was at home recuperating from a broken leg after a car accident, and Kevin Cronin pulled out of the race because he is starting a new job that would keep him from attending meetings. You can read how the candidates answered five prepared questions of which they were unaware prior to the forum by clicking here. WGTD has the full audio of the forum …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
School Board approved the payments last night.
Dr. Jim Shaw may be done with being the superintendent for the fourth largest school district in Wisconsin, but he'll continue to receive some pay. The Racine Journal Times is reporting that Shaw will get a payout for three years. Turns out, since he retired before coming on board to Racine Unified, the district didn't have to pay into his retirement. Here's the link to the story: Shaw's retirement approved - Unified to pay $20,000 annually for three years