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Jeanette Kunz for Hudson School Board

Jeanette is an independent thinker whose goal is to help the Hudson School District become a strong, visionary global leader in education.

The outstanding candidate for Hudson school board is Jeanette Kunz. Jeanette is an independent thinker whose goal is to help the Hudson School District become a strong, visionary global leader in education.

As the future of education evolves Jeanette will offer her vision for preparing our students for their futures by using her own educational and career background, her expertise in community building, plus her practical experience of having two children in the school system.

She strives for accountability and transparency to students, teachers, parents and the community. She will listen to all, and make up her mind with courage and conviction.

Go to Jeanette’s web site for contact information. Ask questions. Please vote for Jeanette Kunz in the primary election on Feb. 19. You may presently vote at your municipal clerk's office if you cannot go to your polling place on Feb. 19.

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Paul Bourget February 18, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Serving on the Board is a pretty thankless job. I have a great deal of respect for anyone willing to do it. I was not suggesting in my previous post that the present body hasn't achieved anything...they have a lot to be proud of. I am, however, doubtful that the secondary school space issue can be resolved without a more balanced mix of voices on the Board that can respectfully speak to more than one side of the argument.
Vested Interest February 18, 2013 at 04:22 PM
The raise for the superintendent wasn't warranted. It's already been admitted that the administration initiated the superintendent salary survey because she considered herself underpaid compared to certain surrounding districts or other chosen districts. My belief is if you don't think you're paid enough here, apply for one of those jobs at districts that pay higher. You say we don't have a low test score problem. I say we do when comparing our test scores against other districts that pay their admin staff the type of salaries this board is giving here. If you don't believe me, check out the salary paid to the superintendent in Elmbrook comparing the number of students they have verses any education scoring method you want to use. We simply don't measure up, and it's because we have a board that refuses to address the problem - which starts at the top. The other reason this community hasn't been able to address the space problem is simply because we've got a school board that believes they can act in a vacuum. If any school board believes they can plant a 2500 student high school where ever they want in this community by a simple majority of voters, they need their head examined. Yet, that's what they think and that's why it will fail each and every time.
Paine Reliever February 18, 2013 at 06:07 PM
So Jeanette, you think our superentendant should not be paid just below the median of other like sized and performing districts until our schools achieve the results of one isolated example? Ok, let's look at Elmbrook. They have invested large on technology, science and other student programs to help students achieve. Oh but wait, they also just finished large building projects. They have invested heavily in bricks and mortar field houses, music and arts auditorium space. They even have "event space" to lure sports tournaments and other community functions that benefit not just the students but the whole community and local businesses as well. What is their cost per pupil Jeanette? How much are their property taxes? Sign me up! Let's follow the Brookfield high school model. Once again Jeanette picks one data point and runs with it, without looking at the bigger picture. Again, we need space, no matter who is on the board or who can sell it. It will happen. Jeanette is deluded if she thinks we can't get it done without her.
Paine Reliever February 18, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Oops my mistake, my above comments should have been directed at vested interest and not Jeanette Kunz
Vested Interest February 18, 2013 at 08:29 PM
@Paine - are you saying we haven't invested LARGE on technology? What about the $1M levy override that got passed to infinity and beyond for the district that they just piddle away each year and use as a slush fund to try and find things to spend it on. And yes, let's look at Elmbrook's facility costs - if they have invested heavily in buildings, why is their facility cost per pupil lower than Hudson's? I do pity the Elmbrook school district taxpayers on one thing, they get very little state funding compared to Hudson.

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