I wanted to pull out this story from Steffes. It’s great news for West Bend. Schmiege is one of the two remaining conservatives on the board. It is great that he has decided to continue to serve the community.
Monte Schmiege files to run for another term on West Bend School Board
West Bend School Board Treasurer Monte Schmiege filled candidacy papers on Friday, Dec. 22 to run for another term on the West Bend School Board. Incumbents were required to file notification by Dec. 22.
If elected this would be Schmiege’s second 3-year term. “I’ve started working on things and I need to continue,” he said. “I hate to just throw away things I’ve worked for.”
Schmiege mentioned he put forward a change in policy about a year ago which gives the board the responsibility to adopt curriculum. “Prior to that the board did not adopt curriculum,” said Schmiege. “Looking forward we have to look for a new superintendent, fix the compensation plan, handle the capital improvement projects and those are big things coming up.
“I also think it’s important to have some stability, especially at this time when there’s so much turmoil,” he said.
The deadline to file candidacy is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at the Education Service Center.
There are two seats up in the April 2018 election. Tim Stellmacher was the other candidate up for election and he already filed non-candidacy papers to announce he will not be running. Stellmacher was appointed to the post in May to fill the seat left vacant following the resignation of Therese Seizer.