Column: Hang on for an interesting ride

Green Lake, this isn’t your typical spring election.

This one is major — and if you think that’s an exaggeration, it’s time to come out from that cave on Mars.

Two intermingling factors make this School Board election more critical than any other in recent history. We’ll refrain from using the “perfect storm” cliche, but it’s close.

One factor is the school’s financial future. Everyone is sick to death of it, but unfortunately, the issue won’t go away until it’s solved for good.

The other factor — perhaps less obvious — is that three seats are up for grabs, rather than the usual two. This happens only every third year.

So, basically, the maximum number of candidates will be chosen during the district’s most volatile time.

Winners will stake out 43 percent of the board for the next three years. That could make a big difference in some major decisions, such as whether to try a fourth referendum. Read the full column in the Jan. 13 Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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