What Say You?

The following letter is the opinion of the writer. The Baraboo School Board election is a non-partisan race.

Keep culture wars out of school board

The current Baraboo School Board has led us through the last several years with a steady hand and a conscientious dedication.

In the upcoming Feb. 21 primary, several people are vying for the three seats. It is important to elect concerned citizens who are knowledgeable and practiced in cooperative leadership. They would serve our district and students well.

However, there is a faction of candidates who wish to divert the steady hand and sow distraction and divisiveness from those who have the best interests of the school district at heart. Turmoil, driven by false narratives of culture wars and anti-wokeness, is not what Baraboo School District needs. We saw this in the community of Kiel where residents turned away from extremist board members as explained in the Wisconsin Watch article, "Tired of turmoil, Kiel residents rebuke far-right school officials."

Our school board has members who are able to discuss sensitive topics in an open and caring atmosphere. If we upset that balance, we will have turmoil. Choose wisely in the Feb. 21 primary.

Elise Patton, Baraboo.


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