A Chesterton Tribune Editorial
Janice Custer's experience as a school board member and as a teacher will
benefit the Duneland Schools in the next four years. Custer has a practical
understanding of the importance of school funding and of the challenges
facing the Duneland Schools due to the federal No Child Left Behind Act. She
currently is the only woman on the school board and deserves another term.
Custer is more than a go-to-meeting board member. She has put in countless
hours for the Duneland School Foundation raising funds from the private
sector to augment our tax supported schools.
It is unfortunate that voters do not have more choices for this school board
in this year's election. Board member Nick Jurasevich, who was appointed to
his Jackson Township seat following the death of Dawn Rogers, has no
opponent. Elections offer the voters a fresh analysis of the issues.
Regardless of whether incumbents deserve to win, the public as a whole
benefits by having contested elections for school board and in all other