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Marshfield School Board candidates to debate Thursday


MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) -- Candidates vying for two seats on the Marshfield School Board will meet in a “candidates forum” Thursday evening.

Incumbent Mark Konrardy, Dorothy Chaney, Dennis Juncer, and Jason Angell will square-off starting at 7 p.m. at the Marshfield Senior High School library in their last meeting before the April 1st election.

Dorothy Chaney is president of the Wisconsin Community Health Alliance and says fiscal issues are the districts biggest worry, and that she’s been involved with school funding issues before. Chaney says, “I’ve got a proven track record in Marshfield. I served as the chairperson of the ‘Yes Committee’ for the referendum that occurred last year for the budget override.”

For former city attorney Dennis Juncer, the election is all about transparency, and stopping Common Core Curriculum. According to Juncer, “I have for some time been concerned about the lack of communication between the board and the public. One example is the referendum that was brought up a few years ago that was brought out in pretty much a ‘take it or leave it’ manner, and the public didn’t have any input at all.”

Jason Angell is Marshfield’s Director of Planning and Economic Development and believes budget and facility issues are the district’s biggest challenges. Angell believes, “Everyone’s experiencing tighter budgets and having to keep pace with increased costs for energy, health, all of that, and trying to be able to maintain a level of performance that our community and district have come to expect.”

WSAU was unable to reach incumbent candidate Mark Konrardy for comment.

Long-serving school board member Frances Bohon is not running for re-election in that race.