Culver School Board Reorganizes

Culver Community School Board
Culver Community School Board Members (from left, clockwise): Jack Jones, Ryan Seiber, Marilyn Swanson, Brad Schuldt, Eugene Baker, Jim Wentzel, Ed Behnke, Ken VanDePutte

The Culver Community School Board made a number of organizational changes at their recent meeting, including the appointment of a new Vice President. Jack Jones was originally nominated, but he declined the position, telling the board that he would be more comfortable in the Secretary position.

Ryan Sieber was ultimately nominated and elected with a unanimous vote.

“I’m going to take the role with a challenge. I know public schools are under scrutiny right now with a lot of issues are going on: state budget, and just the public schools in general. I guess I have to be positive, try to keep the community informed, and try to make the best decisions for the public school system,” said Sieber.

Jack Wentzel remains President of the board, and Thomas Bendy was recommended as Treasurer by Superintendent Brad Schuldt with a bond of $100,000.

Schuldt explains that the board officers remained mostly the same because of the untimely resignation of the previous board president.

“We have a great board here. All the members are active and interested, and pretty much they just routinely rotate around through a schedule. And this year, because our president actually resigned, Jim Wentzel was only the president just for a few months; so I think that was the reason why we just kinda kept our officers the way they were,” said Schuldt.