STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Administrators at WIAA member senior high schools are reminded that February 28, 2023 is the deadline to announce their candidacy for positions on the Board of Control and High School Advisory Council.
District administrators, high school principals and assistants at these levels who are interested in becoming candidates in their district (Board of Control) or large/medium/small classification (High School Advisory Council) should state their intention via a letter to Kristin Britz (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the WIAA office. Please note, candidates must have (1) Department of Public Instruction licensure allowing placement in the eligible set, (2) must be employed full-time or part-time in a qualifying position and (3) cannot be members of the teachers' bargaining unit.
Along with declaring candidacy, please also provide a written response to the following question: “Why do you desire to be a WIAA Board/Advisory Member and how will you serve the membership in this role?” (50 words maximum). This is an effort to engage voter participation and based on recent feedback gathered from member schools.
Primary ballots (if needed) will be emailed March 7 with a completion date of March 28. General election ballots will be emailed March 31 with a completion date of April 18. Results will be announced April 26 at the WIAA Annual Meeting. Ballots notification will be emailed to the district administrator, principal, and athletic director. Only Athletic Directors will be able to submit the ballot on behalf of their school. All school administrators will be able to view the submitted ballot.
For complete information regarding powers and duties of the Board of Control and Advisory Council, please refer to Pages 14-20 of the WIAA Senior High Handbook.
All positions are for a three-year term beginning with the 2023-24 school year, unless otherwise noted. Positions open for which candidates must file by Feb. 28 are as follows:
BOARD OF CONTROL
District 3 (west central) for position now held by Mike Beighley of Whitehall (eligible for re-election).
District 4 (east central) for position now held by Daniel Retzki of Green Bay Preble (eligible for re-election).
Ethnic Minority At-Large for position now held by Karl Morrin of Florence (eligible for re-election).
Large schools for position now held by Brian Schlei of Waukesha North (not eligible for re-election), and Chris VanderHeyden of Menasha who is retiring (2-year Term).
Medium schools for position now held by Craig Olson of Hayward (eligible for re-election), and Terrance Slack of Wisconsin Dells (not eligible for re-election).
Small schools for position now held by Kyle Luedtke of Sevastopol (eligible for re-election).
Ethnic Minority At-Large for position now held by Mark Holzman of Janesville (eligible for re-election).
Please email letters of interest to Kristin Britz (email@example.com) by Feb. 28, 2023.