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The Buzz Around Town for October 10
Jane Wonderling
Jane Wonderling
This past week the Fennimore School District joined districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Wisconsin School Board Week.
    We recognize the many contributions made by Wisconsin’s school board members, including the Fennimore School Board, who are charged with governing public education under state law.
    Wisconsin school board members are chosen by their communities to manage local schools. They oversee multi-million dollar budgets, which fund education programs for more than 867,000 students in more than 420 public school districts. Their personnel decisions affect thousands of teachers, administrators, support staff, and students.
    These volunteer leaders 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 training programs to enhance their understanding of these issues.
    Our deepest appreciation is extended to the dedicated school board members who make it possible for local citizens to participate in education in our community. We salute the public servants of the Fennimore School Board whose commitment and civic responsibility make local control of public school in our community possible:
    •Mrs. JoAnn Wiederholt, President
    •Mr. Peter Heberlein, Vice-President
    •Mrs. Diane Helms, Clerk
    •Mrs. Sheila Ruchti, Treasurer
    •Mrs. Heather Horsfall
    •Mr. Herman Maier
    •Mr. Peter James
    •Mr. Lyle Lang
    •Mrs. Margaret Sprague

    The Fennimore School Board has a rich tradition of placing student achievement, school safety, and creating an educational vision for the district as their top priority. The board members serve on many committees throughout the district to develop strong partnerships and promote cross-generational experiences for students and community members. Collectively, the board has given 142 years of service. It takes a strong school board to build a strong community; we are blessed to have an outstanding school board at Fennimore.