The Edgerton School Board spring election won’t have much drama, but the district must deal with the challenge of filling a likely vacancy.
Three incumbents are seeking re-election. A fourth spot has no candidates after Jordan Wileman declined to run again. Nobody else submitted paperwork to be on the April 3 ballot.
The district is consulting with its attorney to figure out how that position would be filled, Administrative Assistant April Tobin said.
But the school board will likely see little turnover after incumbents Steven Doll, Kelly Kwiatkowski and Derek Ninmer decided to run for re-election.
Ninmer is finishing his second term on the board. He wants to see what happens with the district’s ongoing facilities study and be part of the end result, he said.
He doesn’t have a position on what he wants the district to do with its buildings. He acknowledged the elementary school is essentially the same as it was when he attended years ago.
Some school facilities will likely need upgrades to meet 21st-century education standards, he said.
The district hired a consultant in 2016 to assess its buildings. The consultant, Roger Price, finished his work in October and praised maintenance staff for keeping Edgerton’s facilities in good condition.
A facilities advisory committee is now exploring possible options for solutions. It could present those options to the public in February, according to a district timeline created in September.
Kwiatkowski is a relative newcomer to the board and was appointed in November to fill a vacancy. She told The Gazette after getting appointed she planned to run in spring because she wanted to “go the distance,” she said.
Nothing has changed in her short tenure, and while she is still getting accustomed to how the school board works, she is passionate about continuing her role, she said.
The Gazette was unable to reach Doll for comment.