LETTER: Far-right group is working to politicize local public schools

To Ozaukee Press:

There is a national movement surging in our country to politicize school boards. It is not unique to Mequon. The current school board recall effort underway in Mequon and Thiensville is supported by the Patriots of Oz, a far-right conservative group that has laid out their plan to put candidates in as many elected positions as possible in Ozaukee County, its municipalities and its school boards.         

The recall effort cites a need for new district leadership, falsely claiming that our schools are failing and that the board violates Wisconsin state statutes. Our leadership is ethical, high functioning and focused on our students. Our schools are excellent.  

With increasing division in our community, I hope to keep our school board nonpartisan and focused on our students, not politics.

 Stephanie Theirl



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