Time to Say Thanks
Superintendent Wayne Weber
The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has set October 2-8 as Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our communities. The Rosendale-Brandon School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week to honor local board members for their commitment to our community and its children.
These leaders, chosen by our community, are responsible for formulating school district policy, approving curricula, maintaining school facilities, and adhering to state and federal education law. Legal concerns and the complexities of school finance, including budgeting and taxation, require them to spend many hours in board sessions and personal study to enhance their understanding of these issues. It is quite often a thankless job, and when a district is running smoothly, a job that often goes unnoticed.
Please join me in saying thank you to our nine board members who willingly give of their time to make decisions for the good of the community and with the best interests of our students in mind. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment.
The members serving our district, their roles, and their years of service are as follows:
•Dennis Kinyon, President; Transportation Committee; Finance Committee--11.25 years
•Dean Mulder, Vice President; Negotiations Committee Chairperson; Buildings and Grounds Committee; Finance Committee; Transportation Committee--7 years
•Jennifer Riedeman, Clerk; Curriculum Committee Chairperson; Finance Committee Chairperson; Policy Committee Chairperson--6 years
•Craig Mulder, Treasurer; Personnel Committee Chairperson; Transportation Committee Chairperson; Negotiations Committee--8 years
•Ross Tarnow, Buildings and Grounds Committee Chairperson; Youth Issues Advisory Committee Chairperson; Negotiations Committee; Policy Committee; Transportation Committee; WASB Representative--9 years
•Kevin Madigan, Buildings and Grounds Committee; Curriculum Committee; Personnel Committee; Athletic Review Board--5 years
•Jim Barbeau, Buildings and Grounds Committee; Curriculum Committee; Personnel Committee; Policy Committee; Athletic Review Board; CESA Representative--4 years
•Mark Kottke, Curriculum Committee; Personnel Committee; Policy Committee; Youth Issues Advisory Committee--3 years
•Ryan Basler, Finance Committee; Negotiations Committee; Athletic Review Board--2 years