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Candidate Profile: Jill Gaskell
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Position sought: Pecatonica Area school board Age: 56 City/town of residence: York Township Family: Married to Steve Demler; three children - Harley, Cora and Kevin Education: BS in Biology and Chemistry, MS in Bacteriology Occupation: Molecular biologist at the Forest Products Laboratory, Madison Previous elected positions held: None What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve them? I believe that the major issue facing the Pecatonica Area School District and most school districts is that the Legislature in Madison expects schools to do more with less, and increasingly less, while using punitive measures as assessments and attempting to make public schools and teachers out as scapegoats. Schools have to deal with the budget cuts as best they can.

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