There will be at least one new member to the Waukesha School Board this spring.

Five candidates are seeking three seats.

Incumbents William Baumgart and Ellen Langill are seeking re-election, while board member Steve Edlund isn't on the board.

Three other candidates — Gretchen Budde, Amanda Medina-Roddy and Gregory Deets — are also running for the at-large seats and are all parents of children in the district.

Medina-Roddy, whose daughter attends Hawthorne STEM Elementary School, ran unsuccessfully for a school board seat last year. But she came close, finishing less than 100 votes from capturing one of the three board seats.

Deets is also a parent of children in the district and has experience working in the district. He was an elementary school principal for 21 years at Hawthorne, Meadowbrook and Heyer elementary schools.

Deets has been a special education teacher at Eagle Elementary School in the Palmyra-Eagle School District for the past four years.

Budde, a mother of three, is a parent volunteer at Bethesda Elementary School. She is a hospital development associate with the Wisconsin Donor Network, a service line of the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.

Like last year, the top three finishers will earn seats on the board. Board terms are three years. The spring election is April 5.

In November, when Edlund filed non-candidacy papers, he said he didn't want to be associated with a public education system that had 'such low ethical standards.'

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