School board race: Two days left
If you want to run for school board in River Falls, the deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. There are two seats up for re-election. Candidacy papers can be picked up and filed at the school district's central administrative office, 852 E. Division St. Ask for Darlene MacBride.
So far only the two candidates whose seats are open - Manny Kenney and Dennis Behnke - have filed to run again. No challengers have registered.
The spring election is April 6.
Due to declining enrollment and state aid cuts, the school district has been struggling financially. Another round of budget reductions is expected for the next school year.
Other key decisions involve long-term strategic plans for the curriculum and what to do about the district's oldest schools - Greenwood and the River Falls Academy (formerly Meyer Middle School).
For more on school board, city council and town of Kinnickinnic candidates, check the Jan. 6 print edition of the River Falls Journal.