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Dear editor,

As we look at yard signs for the school board election, it appears 3 candidates are running as a bloc. District school board positions should be filled with independent thinkers who have a solid knowledge of the district, listen to one another, seek common ground and finally arrive at decisions that best serve our students, teachers, other district employees and our community.

We are grateful our students have returned to school.  Let’s show them and district employees the care and respect they deserve by putting partisan politics aside.

Jean Fisher, Wausau