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Candidate Profile: Amy Bazley
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Monroe School Board

There are four candidates running for three spots on the Monroe school board. Incumbents Robert Erb, Mary Berger and Amy Bazley, as well as newcomer Nikki Saugstad, are on the ballot.

Position sought: Monroe school board

Age: 46

City/town of residence: Sylvester Township

Family: Husband John; six children

Education: B.A in Political Science from Creighton University; Law degree from Creighton University

Occupation: Homemaker

Previous elected positions held: Monroe school board, 2008 to present

What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve them?

The top issue for the Monroe school district is once again financial. As state leadership and legislators continue to constrict funding for all school districts across Wisconsin, our challenges become greater.

It will take a collaborative effort to work through these challenges in the upcoming years. I will work with administration, teachers, staff and fellow board members to tackle financial issues as they arise, while placing the goals of student achievement and student interests at the forefront of my decision making. As a board, our commitment to our students and community should be constant no matter what issue we face.

What are other key issues facing the district/municipality, and how would you work to resolve them?

A key issue facing the district is accountability. More and more, the state and DPI are placing upon local school districts the need to be accountable for student growth and achievement. It is a complex issue that requires our schools to take responsibility for preparing our students to be successful after leaving school. We need a board that understands what this means and has experience working with the district leaders in this area.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

As the daughter of former teachers and the sister of current teachers in Wisconsin; the parent of children enrolled in all educational levels and experience on school board, I believe that I am the best candidate for this office because I have an understanding of the issues facing our district today and in the near future. I have worked hard since joining the board to educate myself on what it means to be a school board member and what it means to hold that responsibility. I want to continue the work the board is doing and work on new initiatives and ideas to elevate student achievement and our district. I have a vested interest in the success of our students, teachers, staff, administration and community.