The new member represents Union, Helvetia
By Holly Neumann
Jamie Krueger will represent the cities of Union and Helvetia on the Manawa School Board following the resignation of Bobbi Jo Pethke.
“Being on a school board is a great honor and a great responsibility,” she said. “I am delighted to provide advocacy for students, staff and the community. I look forward to engaging with the community and understanding and advocating for their needs. Communication is key in a role like this. I hope I can represent Zone 3 voters in a positive and professional manner.
Krueger said his 10 years in human resources positions in large and small companies and his depth of experience with procedures and policies will enable him to improve procedures and policies in the district.
“I also have four children in the district and will seek to hear their concerns as students as well,” she said. “I relate well to most and am always ready to listen and act when needed.”
Krueger said she hopes to continue bridging the gap with community engagement and registration issues in the district.
“I also hope to add some fun into politics and procedure and guide others through increased involvement in the district,” she said.
As with many employers, turnover and retention is one of the challenges facing the district, according to Krueger.
“This issue in our district is compounded by declining enrollment and community support to continue to draw people to our wonderful community,” she said. “We have great leadership in place in the community and on the board to continue making progress in the district.
“We must continue to tap into these resources and expand into others,” she said. “Together, we can continue to make this community a great place to live, work and receive a top-notch education.”