Since there is not much new on the horizon from the State in the form of finances I thought it would be appropriate to share with our district residents the results of the most recent school board election conducted in April 7th, 2015. To begin, Chris Broten, who represented the Dallas area, chose to not run again this year after 14 years of service as a board member. She was an excellent board member and an advocate for kids in the Barron Area School District- we will miss her contributions and are very appreciative of her years of service. As a result, Aaron Amundson who was an “at-large” representative to the board ran for the Dallas area spot and was elected to serve in that position which will mark his second term. Rod Nordby ran for a city of Barron seat which he has held since he was first elected in 2003 and was re-elected once again to that same seat. Lastly, Dan McNeil ran for the vacated at-large seat and was successfully elected to his first term as a board member. As you may know, Dan is a retired educator who taught for many years in the Barron Area School District at Woodland elementary; he will be a great addition to the board and will no doubt be a strong advocate for our kids. Congratulations to all of our newly elected or re-elected board members and again a sincere thank you to Chris Broten for her years of public service.
Secondly, I would like to congratulate the class of 2015 and wish them well in their future endeavors. This year, the weather has been signaling that it is getting close to graduation time but as usual, it has still arrived more quickly than expected. I am confident that this group of graduates is headed for many successes in their futures with plenty of diverse opportunities to look forward to.
As always, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Craig G. Broeren
715-537-5612 ext. 402