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GLENWOOD CITY — Sally Standaert is a candidate in the April 2 election for the Glenwood City Board of Education.
Standaert, age 39, and her husband, Brent, have two children, Will, age 12, and Ben, age 10.
The Tribune Press Reporter sent out questionnaires to the candidates in the spring election.
Here are Standaert’s answers:
• What is your occupation? Deputy with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.
• What is your educational background? Mishicot High School, Mishicot, Wisconsin. Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Lakeland College.
• What experience do you have as an elected official? I was appointed to the Glenwood City school board in June 2018.
• Why did you decide to run for the Board of Education? Safety in our school and a stronger connection to our community. Constant evaluation and communication of our safety and security procedures is important for families to know and understand. I also believe the district having a strong connection to our community is critical in a district our size. The more the community and school feel connected to each other, the more than can be achieved.
• What makes you particularly suited to serve on the Board of Education? Two things I value the most are my family and community. When I moved to Glenwood city, the thing I noticed most about people with strong history and roots here is pride in the school and the community. I married into a family with the same love and pride for the town and school. These are values I want to instill in my boys. I believe these core values are important when helping make decisions for a district.
• What do you believe to be the biggest challenges facing the school district? I feel our biggest opportunity and challenge is the same, our district size. Students and staff have a huge benefit being a small, close knit community. Being more connected to what is happening in the classroom and school brings collaboration. A challenge with our small district is finding better ways to bring opportunities with various programs and classes. Preparing our kids for the world outside our school building is what will make students from Glenwood City even more successful.
• What do you hope to accomplish serving on the Board of Education? I will strive for continued safety and security of our school. The students and staff inside the school each day are the people that matter most in our lives and protecting them is vital. As a member of the board, I will continue to look for ways to keep our district active with safety and security.
• Other comments? None.