Letter to the Editor: Thank You, Sturgeon Bay

On behalf of the Board of Education and our overall school community, I want to thank our residents for supporting the educational programming operational referendum on April 2, 2019. Passing this referendum allows our district to continue to offer high quality educational programming for every student every day, which is what our community has come to expect. This would not be possible without community support.

We will continue to work hard not only to provide a great education for every student, but also to be fiscally responsible. Balancing our financial obligations to students, parents, residents, business owners, tax payers, and the community as a whole is not easy – but it is extremely important work that the administration and Board of Education take very seriously. We will also continue to work on both short and long-term plans in our three identified priority areas: Teaching & Learning; Community Engagement; and Finance, Facilities, & Operations.

I want to publicly thank the CORE committee for their efforts in supporting the referendum. CORE chairs Bridgett Star and Andy Starr, as well as Holly Feldman, Regan Luders, Matt Luders, Savanna Townsend, Michelle Gibson, and other volunteers gave time from their personal lives and schedules in support of the referendum.

If you don’t already read our community newsletter or follow Sturgeon Bay Schools on Facebook you can find this and other information at Please consider watching for ways to get involved and offer feedback about our school district in the months ahead so the administration and Board have the information needed to provide what is expected and valued by our community.

Finally, mark your calendars for the Greenhouse Open House on May 1, 3:30-6 pm. This project would not have been possible without a great deal of support throughout Door County and everyone is invited to check it out. Thank you!

Dan Tjernagel

Superintendent, School District of Sturgeon Bay