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Ten candidates are vying for a place on the St. Joseph Board of Education in April. These candidates will seek to fill two open positions on the board. Each candidate has expressed concern about key issues the board has brought to the public’s attention in recent years. Issues like student attendance, state test scores, good facilities and teacher pay are topics they are emphasizing in their appeal to voters.

First, the fact that there is strong coherence regarding the platforms of these candidates demonstrates that the current board, administration and teachers have done an effective job of highlighting the goals and needs of the school district for the coming year. Consistent messaging and strong interaction with the public have been hallmarks of this current board, for the most part, and the message has connected with the public.

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