Man seeks write-in votes for Parkview School Board
ORFORDVILLE — Parkview School District voters won't have any names on the April ballot for school board, but one local parent wants voters to write him in.
Jason Augustine, of 502 E. Church St., Orfordville, has registered as a write-in candidate for one of two available three-year terms.
School board members Terry Gerber and Troy Knudson are not seeking re-election, and the next board faces some big decisions. The district is in the middle of long-range facility planning, and the next board likely will decide whether to seek a facility referendum based on an ongoing study.
Augustine, 29, said he wouldn't rule out any possibilities and will consider all the information and opinions on the issue.
Augustine said he heard about the opening through friends, and it sparked his interest.
Augustine and his wife, Lori Boers-Augustine, have two daughters, ages 2 and 4, and a son, age 11, in the district.
“I would like to make decisions that will impact their future for the better,” he said.
Augustine works at Professional Power Products in Darien and has a background in engineering with a bachelor's degree in biology from UW-Milwaukee in 2008.
His family moved to the area in September 2010, and he taught as a substitute in the Parkview district until last spring. He said he loved the experience and is working to earn his middle school teaching certification.
He said his family is happy in Orfordville, and he would potentially apply for a teaching opening in the future at Parkview. He said he understands he would then have to resign from the school board.