ELKHORN

Two Elkhorn School Board incumbents are seeking re-election, but the current board president has decided to step down after her term ends.

Vice President Barbara Fischer and Clerk Matt O’Donell are running for re-election April 3.

School board President Susan Leibsle is not seeking re-election, and no other candidates have filed paperwork to run. That means the person with the most write-in votes will be offered a seat on the board.

Fischer, who has served almost 12 years on the school board, is the clerk-treasurer for the town of LaFayette.

In an email, she said she wants to see how recent referendums and other efforts by the board and school district affect the quality of student learning and experiences.

Looking forward, she said she wants to find the right balance between financial responsibility and providing necessary services.

O’Donell has been on the board for six years. He is the director of shop services at Stuart Tank Sales Corp., Elkhorn.

Having lived in the area most of his life, O’Donell said he chose to run again because of education’s importance in the community.

“We must continue to prepare our children for careers that do not exist, but will be created by the entrepreneurial spirit of the next generation,” he said in an email.

GazetteXtra.com does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

  • Keep it clean. Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Don't threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Use the "Report comment abuse" link below to report offensive comments.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person's reputation.
  • Ask questions. What more do you want to know about the story?
  • Stay focused. Keep on the story's topic.
  • Help us get it right. If you spot a factual error or misspelling, email newsroom@gazettextra.com or call 1-800-362-6712.
  • Remember, this is our site. We set the rules, and we reserve the right to remove any comments that we deem inappropriate.

Report comment abuse