Deadline Looms for School Board Nominations
Bob Larson, far right, with fellow School Board Members Jeff Ebel and Renae Sheibley. Larson is up for reelection this spring. (City-Times photo)
By Donnelly Clare
Four spots are up for election on the Stevens Point School Board in April, and the deadline for filing nomination paperwork in Jan. 7, 2014 at 5 PM.
Four competitors for School Board had returned nomination papers to the school district office by noon on Friday.
Current Board Members Chris Scott and Bob Larson are running for reelection of their board seats. Scott has served on the board for a number of years and is a vocal supporter of Superintendent Attila Weninger, while veteran Board Member Bob Larson has been largely critical of numerous board practices.
Sam Levin, who also serves as a County Board Supervisor and Village of Whiting Trustee, is running for the School Board as well. Levin has run on a number of occasions in the past and has been critical of board policies and actions.
Newcomer Alex Kochanowski, 34, has also announced his candidacy. Kochanowski, a SPASH graduate who received law enforcement training at Mid-State Technical College, is a bus driver for the city’s transit system and volunteers on the Stevens Point Police Auxiliary Unit.
School Board is one of several races area residents will decide this April. Ballots will be cast for all 25 County Board Supervisor seats, five aldermanic spots as well as the position of Portage County Executive.
Should more than eight candidates file papers for the School Board a primary will be held in February. Election Day is April 1, 2014.