Monday, March 25, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Want to learn more about the 10 candidates running for three spots on the school board? Here's your chance.
A school board candidate Forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Starbuck Middle School, 1516 S. Ohio St. Voters in the Racine Unified School District will head to the polls on Feb. 19 to narrow down the field of candidates running for three seats on the School Board. The top six vote-getters in the primary election will earn a trip to the April 2 general election. Check out our Racine Unified primary election coverage.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Racine Unified School Board and the Caledonia Village Board will tackle numerous key issues in 2013. Patch is asking our readers to pose some questions for candidates who are running in both elections.
Don't look now, but there's another election just around the corner. Caledonia voters on Feb. 19 will head to polls to cast ballot in primary races for the Racine Unified School District Board of Education and Trustee No. 3 spot on the Village Board. Ten people are running for three seats on the School Board, and six of them will advance to the April 2 general election. Three candidates are vying for a sole spot on the Village Board, and the top two vote-getters will be on the April ballot. Patch will be there every step of the way as we cover both races, but this time around, we are going to have our readers get more involved in our coverage of the campaign. And we're starting by asking you to help us formulate questions for the …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Want to know who's in the lead?
With tallies in from 100 percent of the polling places in the Racine Unified School District, incumbents Kim Plache, Gretchen Warner and Don Nielsen led the Racine Unified School Board primary race all evening. However, all six candidates—Scott Brownell, Gretchen Warner, Kim Plache, Roger Pfost, Brian Dey and Don Nielsen—will all advance to the spring election, which will be held April 3. In Caledonia, 3,860 people voted in the primary election while 4,491 people voted in Mount Pleasant, and 401 people voted in Sturtevant. Plache, Nielsen and Warner earned the top votes in all three communities. Caledonia had 97 outstanding absentee ballots. Don Nielsen waited for the results at the District office. "I’d like to say that the board is …
Brian Dey, who is running for a seat on the Racine Unified School Board, said he's disappointed that teachers passed out postcards endorsing three incumbents on school property while school was in session.
UPDATE: Jack Bernfeld, executive director for the REA-REAA, said palm cards were distributed to their union members prior to the work day starting on Monday. Students weren't in school on Monday because it was a staff development day. The cards reminded people to vote and listed the three incumbents names, which the REA Political Action Committee endorses. "We weren’t doing this during work time and we communicate with our members in a variety of ways," he said. "I’m not aware of anything happening on Friday. I’m not sure if individuals were doing it, or if there was something else going on, but we were not as an organizations in the schools on Friday." Bernfeld said they did the same thing in 2005 when they endorsed Dey. ORIGINAL STORY: …
Monday, February 20, 2012
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, six eligible candidates will be on the ballot for the Racine Unified School District Board of Education. Here's what you'll need to know.
When residents head to the polls for the Feb. 21 primary election, they need to remember to have with them a photo ID. This is the first election since the Voter ID was passed last year that requires all registered voters to show a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Polling hours will be held 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Positions on the ballot: Racine Unified School Board (Vote for no more than three candidates). The positions are non-partisan. Click here and here for our stories from the Patch Candidate Forum. Length of term: Three years Pay: $3,600 per year Who is on the ballot? *Kevin Cronin said he would no longer campaign for the job. Even though his name will still be on the ballot, Cronin said he just got a second shift job …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Hear what five of the six Racine Unified School Board candidates had to say about how they'll fix some of the key problems facing the school district.
Student and parental engagement, neighborhood schools versus charter schools and magnet schools, and solving a budget shortfall topped the list of topics discussed at the Patch/WGTD candidate forum. Brian Dey, Gretchen Warner, Don Nielsen, Scott Brownell and Roger Pfost attended a forum held at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Kim Plache was not able to attend because she was injured in a car crash recently. WGTD recorded the entire forum, click here and here. We’ll have a more complete story up today.