ROSEVILLE SCHOOL BOARD
On Nov. 7, Roseville voters will elect three school board members from a field of seven candidates.
General information about the Nov. 7 election is available online at twincities.com/tag/elections. Additionally, twincities.com/news/politics/elections will have a comprehensive voter guide online this month with candidates in races in Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties. To find out where to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s online poll finder site at pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.
- Age: 32
- What qualifies you to take on this position? As someone diagnosed with autism, I understand the value of special education and holding our students to high standards. I worked as a high school theater director for seven years and my wife worked as a reading teacher for RAS. I understand and appreciate what our teachers do every day for our students. Everyone benefits from good schools.
- What would be your main priorities if elected? -Academic success. We need to get our students back on track academically. Only 49% are proficient in reading and 38% are proficient in math. -School safety. Last year, the school received more than 200 calls to the police and on two occasions the school had to be partially closed. We have to solve this problem.
- What do you think is the main role of government? I believe the job of a school board is to help all children succeed. This means ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and developing policies that produce measurable results.
- Website or contact details: https://alan4roseville.com/
Mike Boguszewski (starter)
- Age: 65
- What qualifies you to take on this position? I am running for re-election to a third term and hope to continue to bring in-depth knowledge of how school districts operate, as well as the laws, funding models, and policies governing schools. I have practical experience to dig deeper and understand options and issues. I am committed to our vision of equity and ensuring success for ALL students.
- What would be your main priorities if elected? We need to support ideas to help children return to levels of achievement that may have been affected by the COVID years. We must continue to work to eliminate the so-called “achievement gap” of achievement disparities among students of color. We must be steadfast in our support of our LGBTQ+ students and make our schools welcoming places of learning for all.
- What do you think is the main role of government? School boards differ from other levels of government in that we have one primary role: providing governance oversight and adopting policies to enable each learner to achieve their educational goals and successfully prepare for the path that he will follow after high school. We must lead and advocate for this end. We must do this with financial wisdom.
- Website or contact details: www.MorganSteeleforISD197.com
Todd Anderson (starter)
- Age: 52
- What qualifies you to take on this position? I currently serve as Clerk of the Roseville Area School Board and am seeking re-election for an additional term.
- What would be your main priorities if elected? We recently worked on a new strategic plan for Roseville area schools and I want to be here to further develop it with the community.
- What do you think is the main role of government? Our role as a school board is to help guide our district using our equity vision and strategic plan. We focus on student success and help remove barriers that hinder learning.
- Website or contact information: 651-278-3036
Rose Wan-Mui Chu (holder)
- Age: 62
- What qualifies you to take on this position? I bring a wealth of experience as a lifelong educator who has dedicated her life to helping students succeed. I have been a research engineer, teacher, district teacher leader, deputy education commissioner and university professor. Most recently, I have led statewide initiatives and served on the school board.
- What would be your main priorities if elected? 1) Center student needs and success in all district priorities, services and decisions, 2) Engage families and community as partners in advancing the district’s vision for success for all students, 3) Be fiscally responsible to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and that school funding is adequate and sustainable.
- What do you think is the main role of government? The role of government is to serve the public good. The role of public schools is to help students thrive and reach their full potential, becoming informed citizens and productive members of our community. A school board is elected by the community to oversee and make governance decisions regarding schools that are implemented through the superintendent.
- Website or contact details: https://www.facebook.com/rose4roseville
- Age: 56
- What qualifies you to take on this position? I am an accountant and father from Roseville. I cannot stand idly by while the safety and academic performance of our schools decline. I’m not afraid to ask difficult questions or listen to different points of view. First-hand accounts of what happens in the classroom concern me. We need new leadership to find creative solutions for the benefit of our children. I am ready to serve.
- What would be your main priorities if elected? ACADEMIC: It is unacceptable that half of our children are behind in reading and ⅔ behind in mathematics. SECURITY: Something is seriously wrong when the police are called to the high school 200 times a year. RESPONSIBILITY: If children don’t learn to read and write, where does our $20,000/year go? Our graduates should not need to take remedial courses at university.
- What do you think is the main role of government? Its primary role is to protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens. Minnesota Mission Statement 120A.03 states that the state shall meet the needs of public school students by cooperating with parents to develop students’ intellectual abilities and career skills in a safe and supportive environment. I will maintain this mission.
- Website or contact details: www.karl4roseville.com
Vaughn Klingenberg (Candidate information not available)
Adam Maier (Candidate information not available)