Johnsburg School Board candidates explain positions

— And yet, in a statement that hung in the whitewashed room, Moro this week reminded voters that his election could not change the direction of the district.

“You're not turning over the board to me,” he said.

His would be just one voice posing questions not being asked by the board now.

Richards has served on the board 12 years, long enough to have watched a first-grade class graduate from high school in Johnsburg. As such, he is a proxy for the board as a whole, running on the district's accomplishments.

Spending and cuts have been prudent, according to Richards, and test scores have been above average compared to the state and 31-district region.

“We're offering quality, well-rounded education,” he said, citing the district’s many language, advanced-placement, sports, civics and music programs. “That’s the great part about this little school. You can do anything.”

The budget overview that followed went much the same detached way. Superintendent Mike Markwica and district business officer Kathy Spring interrupted their presentations to ask for questions twice as often as there were questions.

Voting on both the budget and the board seats is May 15.

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