If you, or someone you know, are interested in running for the Waunakee Community School District Board of Education (BOE), please view the information below.
- Notice of Election
- Information about Becoming a 2024 Candidate
- WCSD Candidate Packet 2024
- Spring 2024 Candidates
NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
Waunakee Community School District
April 1, 2024
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the School District of Waunakee, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of offices is three years beginning on Monday, April 22, 2024, expiring on April 25, 2027.
|School Board Member from the Town of Westport/City of Madison
|School Board Member from the Town of Vienna
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy, must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 in the office of the school district clerk. Nomination papers are required, and the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2023, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 in the office of the school district clerk.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 01, 2023.
A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from the school district office.
Given under my hand,
on November 13, 2023
School District Clerk
If you are interested in serving as a school board member, the WCSD has prepared a packet of material that has been compiled to help get you started with your potential candidacy. All the necessary forms and information regarding becoming a candidate are in this packet. If you decide to become a candidate and to file the necessary forms, the District Office located at 905 Bethel Circle, Waunakee, WI 53597, is the proper location to file the documents.
Each candidate for school board must collect between 100-200 signatures from qualified electors of the Waunakee Community School District. It is good practice to collect a few more than the minimum required, in case a signature is received from someone who is not qualified to vote. You are eligible to sign your own nomination papers. Nomination papers may not be circulated before Dec. 1.
Anyone can circulate nomination papers for a candidate (provided they are not a convicted felon). Example: a spouse can take papers to work; a friend can take papers to a basketball game, etc. However, nomination papers may not be left unattended. Example: left on a grocery store counter or posted on a bulletin board. Also, candidates may collect signatures from school staff before or after school hours. You may also mail or send via email this form to someone within the district to sign. You must have original signatures, so if you send this form via email it will have to be returned to you in person or mailed to you to turn in.
The forms prescribed by the Wisconsin Ethics Commission for the making of reports and statements under the campaign finance laws are available on the Commission's website.
The staff in the District Office will make copies of such forms (and certain manuals prescribed by the Ethics Commission) available to candidates and candidate committee treasurers at no charge upon request.
All Nomination forms must be filed, along with a Campaign Registration Statement and Declaration of Candidacy form, with the School District no later than 5:00 pm on the first Tuesday in January (or the next day if the first Tuesday is a holiday) before the spring election (5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2024).
The following items are required for anyone who would like to be considered a candidate. The Declaration of Candidacy EL-162SD, Nomination Papers EL-169, and Campaign Finance Registration Statement CF-1
The following includes other pertinent information for candidates:
Contact the District Administrator’s office if you have any questions.
District Administrator’s Office
Rebecca McDonough, Administrative Assistant
905 Bethel Circle
Waunakee, WI 53597
Phone: 608-849-2000 ext 8681
TO: Municipal Clerks and Board Candidates
FROM: Randy S. Guttenberg, District Administrator, Waunakee Community School District
DATE: January, 2024
RE: 2024 SPRING ELECTION
The following candidates have been certified for the Waunakee Community School District Board of Education position to be elected at large from the Town of Westport, City of Middleton, City of Madison. The candidate’s name should appear as typed on the ballot for the spring election to be held on April 2, 2024 as follows:
The following candidate has been certified for the Waunakee Community School District Board of Education the position to be elected at large from the Town of Vienna. The candidate’s name should appear on the ballot for the spring election to be held on April 2, 2024 as follows:
Spring Election - April 2, 2024
If you have any questions, please contact Randy Guttenberg, District Administrator at 849-2000
Candidates: Ted Frey, Mark Hetzel, Ben Opel
Municipal Clerks: Angie Volkman - Town of Dane, Dianah Fayas - Town of Springfield, Kathleen Clark - Town of Vienna, Karla Endres, Village of Waunakee, Dean Grosskopf - Town of Westport, Lorie Burns - City of Middleton, Maribeth Witzel-Behl - City of Madison
Dane County Clerk: Scott McDonell, Patti Anderson, Rachel Rodriquez