2021. It’s a new year - thank goodness! Happy New Year!
In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I’d like you to take out your calendar, or open your app, and mark two dates:
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Why those two dates? We have some important elections coming up. I know. You’re thinking - didn’t we just do this?
But I’m talking about the 2021 statewide primary in February and the spring election in April.
Why are these elections important? In 2021, Wisconsin will elect a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. As of this writing, we don’t know for sure who will be on the primary ballot on Tuesday, February 16, but there are about half a dozen people who are collecting signatures right now to get on the February ballot. Those who make it past the February primary will be on the ballot in April.
WATG’s Government Action Committee will send a questionnaire about gifted education to all of the state superintendent candidates. We’ll share the results with our newsletter recipients as soon as the results are ready.
What other races are on the ballot? Check myvote.wi.gov about three weeks before the election to see what’s on your local ballot. There may be local school board races in addition to the statewide superintendent race. All of these races impact gifted kids in Wisconsin.
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