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GLENWOOD CITY — Lori Klinger is a candidate in the April 2 election for the Glenwood City Board of Education.
Klinger, age 53, and her husband, Dion, have four children, Marietta (28); Bethanne (27); Valori (24); Jenesa (18); and grandson Brody.
The Tribune Press Reporter sent out questionnaires to the candidates in the spring election.
Here are Klinger’s answers:
• What is your occupation? I am a rural carrier in Boyceville at the United States Postal Service.
• What is your educational background? I am a 1983 graduate from Glenwood City High School. I attended UW-Stout and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.
• What experience do you have as an elected official? Glenwood City school board member for 15 years; Glenwood City school board clerk for 14 years; Glenwood City school personnel and negotiation committee for 14 years; Glenwood City school program and service committee for two years; Glenwood City school legislative committee for one year; Wednesday night bowling league secretary/treasurer for eight years; Saturday night mixed bowling league secretary/treasurer for three years.
• Why did you decide to run for the Board of Education? I decided to run for the Board of Education because I want to continue to help plan and support the future of children’s education.
• What makes you particularly suited to serve on the Board of Education? My values as a person make me a good school board member. I am positive, hardworking, caring, trustworthy and do what’s best for ALL Glenwood City kids.
• What do you believe to be the biggest challenges facing the school district? The biggest challenge for Glenwood City school is declining enrollment. We have to find many ways to increase our enrollment at Glenwood City schools.
• What do you hope to accomplish serving on the Board of Education? What I hope to accomplish by serving on our school board is building empathy in our school community. When you enter our community, you see empathy, hallway, classroom, buses and gymnasium … everywhere.
• Other comments? I am very proud of our community and school and would love to serve the school District of Glenwood City.