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}}{{tnr}}'''Diane Barkmeier''' is an at-large member of the [[Appleton Area School District, Wisconsin|Appleton Board of Education]] in [[Wisconsin]]. She first won election to the board in 1996. Barkmeier is seeking re-election to the board in the general election on April 1, 2014.  
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Diane Barkmeier''' is an at-large member of the [[Appleton Area School District, Wisconsin|Appleton Board of Education]] in [[Wisconsin]]. She first won election to the board in 1996. Barkmeier is seeking re-election to the board in the general election on April 1, 2014.  
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==Biography==
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Barkmeier earned a B.A. in History and Humanistic Studies from St. Mary's College. She and her husband, John, have three children and five grandchildren.<ref>[http://dianemdb4schoolboard.com/about_diane ''Diane Barkmeier for Appleton Area Board of Education,'' "About Diane," accessed March 12, 2014]<ref/>
  
 
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
Barkmeier, Fenlon and John Gosling won election to the board on April 5, 2011. Incumbent Spencer Rotzel was defeated in the race for three available seats.<ref>[http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20110331/APC0101/103310503/Diane-Barkmeier-Sharon-Fenlon-Spencer-Rotzel-John-Gosling-vie-three-Appleton-school-board-seats Kathy Walsh Nufer, ''Appleton Post-Crescent,'' "Diane Barkmeier, Sharon Fenlon, Spencer Rotzel and John Gosling vie for three Appleton school board seats," March 31, 2011]</ref>
 
Barkmeier, Fenlon and John Gosling won election to the board on April 5, 2011. Incumbent Spencer Rotzel was defeated in the race for three available seats.<ref>[http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20110331/APC0101/103310503/Diane-Barkmeier-Sharon-Fenlon-Spencer-Rotzel-John-Gosling-vie-three-Appleton-school-board-seats Kathy Walsh Nufer, ''Appleton Post-Crescent,'' "Diane Barkmeier, Sharon Fenlon, Spencer Rotzel and John Gosling vie for three Appleton school board seats," March 31, 2011]</ref>
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==Campaign themes==
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===2014===
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Barkmeier listed her campaign themes for 2014 on her campaign website:<ref>[http://dianemdb4schoolboard.com/priorities ''Diane Barkmeier for Appleton Area Board of Education,'' "Priorities," accessed March 12, 2014]</ref>
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'''INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT'''<br>
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Achievement and success for all students are at the core of the AASD. It is imperative that the district continue to focus its efforts on improvement through quality assessment, curriculum and instruction, the Continuous School Improvement Process (CSIP), collaboration, progress monitoring and measurement.
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'''FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY'''<br>
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The AASD is a fiscally responsible district as evidenced by its Moody's AA1 credit. This rating puts the AASD in the top 7% of all districts in the state with not one rated higher. Additionally, even after the February 2014 referendum, the AASD will spend less per student than the state average while achieving higher than the state average achievement results. The AASD has produced good educational value to the district taxpayers and must continue to do so in the future.
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'''ALL STUDENTS COLLEGE AND CAREER READY'''<br>
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The goal of college and career readiness for all students is in the forefront of educational thinking today. The AASD wants all students to be prepared for a post-secondary experience whether it be a certificated program, a two or four-year college degree, or the military for their personal, civic and economic futures. Twenty-first century skills must go hand in hand with academic knowledge. This effort includes collaboration and a working relationship with post-secondary institutions, businesses and industries.  read more
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'''ATTRACT AND RETAIN QUALITY STAFF'''<br>
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Education requires an investment in people and the AASD must attract and retain the best and brightest to remain a strong district. Competitive wages and benefits, strong professional development, a collaborative and positive culture, and accountability are a few of the components that the district must foster to be a great place to work with and for students.
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'''2014 REFERENDUM TRANSPARENCY'''<br>
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It is essential that the Appleton Area School District (AASD) provide transparency to its public on how referendum dollars are spent for both Questions #1 and #2. In the past, the AASD mailed an informational brochure on referendum expenditures to residents. Today the district can keep the public abreast more regularly and cost efficiently with frequent updates on its website. The individual schools will inform families of the specific impact of the referendum on their facilities.
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==What's at stake?==
 
==What's at stake?==

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Diane Barkmeier
Diane Barkmeier.jpg
Board member, Appleton Board of Education, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
April 2014
Years in position 18
Leadership
Clerk
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 5, 2011
First elected1996
Next generalApril 1, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Mary's College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Diane Barkmeier is an at-large member of the Appleton Board of Education in Wisconsin. She first won election to the board in 1996. Barkmeier is seeking re-election to the board in the general election on April 1, 2014.

Biography

Barkmeier earned a B.A. in History and Humanistic Studies from St. Mary's College. She and her husband, John, have three children and five grandchildren.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Endorsements

As of January 27, 2014, Barkmeier has not received any official endorsements for her campaign.

2011

Barkmeier, Fenlon and John Gosling won election to the board on April 5, 2011. Incumbent Spencer Rotzel was defeated in the race for three available seats.[1]

Campaign themes

2014

Barkmeier listed her campaign themes for 2014 on her campaign website:[2]

INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Achievement and success for all students are at the core of the AASD. It is imperative that the district continue to focus its efforts on improvement through quality assessment, curriculum and instruction, the Continuous School Improvement Process (CSIP), collaboration, progress monitoring and measurement.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

The AASD is a fiscally responsible district as evidenced by its Moody's AA1 credit. This rating puts the AASD in the top 7% of all districts in the state with not one rated higher. Additionally, even after the February 2014 referendum, the AASD will spend less per student than the state average while achieving higher than the state average achievement results. The AASD has produced good educational value to the district taxpayers and must continue to do so in the future.

ALL STUDENTS COLLEGE AND CAREER READY

The goal of college and career readiness for all students is in the forefront of educational thinking today. The AASD wants all students to be prepared for a post-secondary experience whether it be a certificated program, a two or four-year college degree, or the military for their personal, civic and economic futures. Twenty-first century skills must go hand in hand with academic knowledge. This effort includes collaboration and a working relationship with post-secondary institutions, businesses and industries. read more

ATTRACT AND RETAIN QUALITY STAFF

Education requires an investment in people and the AASD must attract and retain the best and brightest to remain a strong district. Competitive wages and benefits, strong professional development, a collaborative and positive culture, and accountability are a few of the components that the district must foster to be a great place to work with and for students.

2014 REFERENDUM TRANSPARENCY

It is essential that the Appleton Area School District (AASD) provide transparency to its public on how referendum dollars are spent for both Questions #1 and #2. In the past, the AASD mailed an informational brochure on referendum expenditures to residents. Today the district can keep the public abreast more regularly and cost efficiently with frequent updates on its website. The individual schools will inform families of the specific impact of the referendum on their facilities.

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What's at stake?

Incumbents Barkmeier and Sharon Fenlon are seeking re-election against John DeVantier and Barry O'Connor. Fenlon has served on the board since 1987 and Barkmeier was first elected to the board in 1996.[3]

About the district

See also: Appleton Area School District, Wisconsin
Appleton Area School District is located in Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton Area School District is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, the county seat of Outagamie County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Appleton is home to 72,635 residents.[4] Appleton Area School District is the sixth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 15,194 students during the 2010-11 school year.[5]

Demographics

Appleton outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.2% of Appleton residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Appleton was $52,605 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Appleton was 10.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Appleton (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 87.5 86.2
Black or African American 1.7 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 5.9 2.3
Two or More Races 2.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 5.0 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[6]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 48.2 50.0
2008 54.9 43.3
2004 - -
2000 - -

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