Karweik Resigns – Board to Fill Vacancy

Due to the resignation of WGSD Board member Jordan Karweik (far left), the WGSD Board is in the process of filling the vacancy by collecting letters of interst from WGSD residents that are at least 18 years of age. The appointee will serve until April 2020 when the seat will be filled by election. A deadine for letters of interst was not stated in the offical notification (see below), so get your letter in ASAP if interested.

Current WGSD Board members from left to right are: Jordan Karweik (Treasurer), Dean Schrader (Clerk), Heather Hodach (Director), Ryan Koncki (Vice President), and Mandy Fiehweg (President)

Posted by Matt Kranich on 7/28/2019
WGSD Parent

School Board Posting related to Kareweik Resignation (pasted below)


Due to a resignation of a member of the WGSD Board of Education, the Board will be appointing an eligible elector to fill the position through April 2020.  To be eligible for the position, you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the WGSD.  If you wish to be considered for the position please submit a letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position. The Board meets twice monthly and individual members may be required to attend other meetings and fulfill other duties. The Waterford Graded School Board has made significant moves to the policy governance model with a dedication to strategic planning and an evidence based decision making process while promoting a collaborative culture and maximizing student growth.

Letters of interest can be mailed to: 

Waterford Graded School District
Attn: Ed Brzinski
819 West Main Street 
Waterford, WI 53185

WGSD Board Policy Related to Board Member Vacancies (pasted below)


The office of a Board member shall become vacant immediately upon the occurrence of any one (1) of the following events:

  1. the death of the incumbent, or the incumbent’s being found mentally incompetent by the proper court
  2. the incumbent’s resignation
  3. the incumbent’s removal from office
  4. the incumbent’s conviction of a felony or imprisonment for one or more years
  5. the incumbent’s election or appointment being declared void by a competent tribunal
  6. the incumbent’s neglect or failure to file the oath of office or to give or renew an official bond, if required
  7. the incumbent’s ceasing to possess the legal qualifications for holding office
  8. the incumbent moving his/her residence out of the District
  9. the incumbent is absent from the territory of the District for a period of sixty (60) continuous days, unless such absence is due to active duty in the armed forces, in which case the vacancy shall be temporary for the remainder of the term or until the incumbent returns and files a notice of his/her intent to return to his/her unexpired term

A vacancy shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board in accordance with 17.26.

Filling a Board Vacancy

The vacancy shall be filled by the Board using the following procedure:

  1. Appointment by the Board to fill a vacancy shall be by the majority vote of the existing Board. All votes shall be recorded, preserved and open to public inspection to the extent prescribed in Wis. Stat. Chapter 19. Secret ballots may only be used when Board members are electing officers.
  2. The Board shall seek qualified and interested candidates from the community through the news media, word of mouth, and contacts with appropriate organizations.
  3. All applicants are to submit a notice of their interest, in writing, to the District Administrator.
  4. The Board may interview candidates to ascertain their qualifications.
  5. Appointment by the Board to fill a vacancy shall be by a majority vote of the existing Board. If the vacancy is not filled within sixty (60) days of the date on which the vacancy first exists, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the Board President.

Legal17.03 et seq., Wis. Stats.

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