The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


August 29, 2013

Squaring Off: Clinton School Board candidates participate in forum



Wenzel also is seeking his second term to represent not only the school district, but the community, he said. He has lived in Clinton for 24 years and works as a maintenance supervisor at Archer Daniels Midland.

Wenzel praised the district’s schools and facilities, pointing specifically to the high school renovation and the new middle school projects. He also praised the school’s academic programs, faculty and administration. Like many of the other candidates, Wenzel stressed the district should focus on cutting the number of students who choose to leave the district.

“I cannot believe why 200, 300 students are going somewhere else when they could get a lot better education, a lot better facilities right here in Clinton, Iowa,” Wenzel said.

He said parent involvement is critical to student success and the district needs to increase it.

In regard to policy or curriculum changes, Wenzel felt the district has done a phenomenal job to stay ahead of the curve, a pattern that should continue.

“I think to stay competitive in the education field you always got to be staying ahead. Not just to be complacent to be where you’re at,” he said.

Wenzel used his experience on the board when the district was making cuts due to budgets constraints to illustrate his ability to work through potentially unpopular cuts and the wisdom of the board to make cuts so that it did not have to return the next year to make more.


Evers, a 32-year resident of Clinton, has served in most of the schools in the Clinton School District as a school psychologist.

She said her desire to serve comes from a passion that’s rooted in her family’s role in education. While she disagreed with a notion to make volunteer work a requirement for graduation because it would add another “road block” to students getting their diplomas, she did cite the importance of extra-curricular activities.

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