America has a new president as of this week, but it’s already campaign season again in some places.
Seven candidates are running for state school superintendent in Wisconsin, and West Salem’s Troy Gunderson is one of them.
Visiting North Woods Elementary in La Crosse Wednesday, Gunderson told reporters he would like to see the state devote more resources to problems of race, poverty, and mental health, and he’d like more access to broadband.
“There could be a renaissance in rural America,” said Gunderson, the former West Salem school superintendent.
Children in the lowest grades went back to school in La Crosse on Wednesday, after months away from the classroom because of COVID-19.
The higher grades are being phased back into buildings over the next three weeks.
Gunderson said the kids are handling the COVID restrictions well, saying it’s “remarkable” how well they accept the social distancing rules, better than many adults.
The primary for state superintendent on February 16th will narrow the field to two people for the April election.