School Board Elections

The School District of Whitefish Bay currently has two positions for School Board Members.  Newly elected School Board Members serve a 3 year term, beginning April 24, 2017.

Complete packets of information as well as all filing materials are available from the Election Clerk:

  • Shawn Yde
  • District Office
  • 1200 E. Fairmount Ave
  • Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
  • 414-963-3901

School Board Election Dates:

January 3, 2017 5:00 p.m.: deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy and campaign finance registration form with the school district clerk.

April 4, 2017 Spring Election


Guide for Candidates;  A reference from WASB, Wisconsin Association of School Boards

  • Qualities of a School Board member?
  • What does the School Board do?
  • Questions & Answers
  • Understanding Board Governance
  • Election Dates

Whitefish Bay School Board Roles and Operating Principles:

  • School Board- Strategic RoleHolds a visionary and policy-based broad (50,000 Ft.) view of the school district. Sets the charge for improvements by approving long and short-term goals.
  • Superintendent/Administration- Tactical RoleHolds a narrower perspective (10,000 Ft.) view of the school district. Creates and deploys the plans to meet the strategic charge or broad goals set by the School Board. 
  • Teachers/Staff- Operational RoleHolds a detailed (ground-level) view of the school district through their direct work with students and families. Carries out the administration's tactical plans, which meet the School Board's broad goals. 

          Reference:  The School Board Fieldbook- Leading with Vision (2009) by Mark VanClay & Perry Soldwedel

WI Elections Commission  oversees Wisconsin Elections

WI Ethics Commission oversees campaign finance 

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