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Lori Blodorn to Resign from School Board

Blodorn will accept a job in the human resources department with the school district she's represented since 2010.

Menomonee Falls School Board member Lori Blodorn has announced she will not run for reelection in spring. Instead, she’s accepted a position as the human resources manager with the Falls school district.

Blodorn will resign from the School Board within the next few weeks and begin her new job with the district in January. More than 75 candidates were reviewed for the open human resources position and about a dozen were interviewed, according to a news release from the district. Blodorn will replace Ken Kuberka who is leaving for a job with his prior employer.

“We are confident in Lori’s ability to assist in the positive progression that the district has and continues to undertake in the human resources arena,” said Christiane Standlee, director of human resources.

The School Board will decide in January how to handle Blodorn’s vacancy on the board. The board could appoint someone who would be up for election in April, or continue to operate with just six board memebers.

Three seats on the School Board are up for election in spring. Scott Ternes has filed his paperwork for reelection. Faith VanderHorst has verbally committed to running again, but she has yet to file her necessary paperwork.

Blodorn has served on the School Board since 2010, and she was selected as vice president in April.

“I’m excited to join the district in my new role,” said Blodorn. “We have begun some great initiatives to better educate our children, and it’s gratifying to become part of that.”

The deadline to file for candidacy is Jan. 2. If more than two challengers emerge for an open seat, a primary would be held Feb. 19. Falls School Board members are paid $5,000 annually.

Nomination papers for the Village Board can be picked up at the clerk's office in Village Hall. School Board papers must be picked up in the district offices, which is also in Village Hall.

Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) December 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Very interesting. Well done.
Di Atribe December 19, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I'm highly suspect of the school board, many of its members, and the likelihood she's the best candidate out of 75 applicants. But I try to be honest with my criticisms. The contract ratified the other year contained virtually everything the Walker Plan entailed. The process was what threw me for a loop, as well as my perception of the board's arrogance. It's curious she was the most qualified at this time, given the connection to the district and Greco's daughter being involved. I don't trust that family and their friends one bit. But again, she does seem qualified. It's not like somebody like me got the job--I admit I probably wouldn't do very well. All I ask is for an investigation about the other candidates and a fair review of the facts.
Chris V December 19, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Thanks Carl. As a HR professional, she is not qualified for this position. Being an attorney does not prepare you for the demands of HR management. Poor hire by the district.
W . Benz December 19, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Di : Exactly to many of your points . A few years back it was former V Prez Greco that made the motion to up the salary of board members saying " You'll have to work a little harder " so did they ? The Board passed the CBA before the deadline knowing that Act 10 was going into effect and was upheld as law. FYI this was before Dr.Greco's appointment as superintendent ..
W . Benz December 21, 2012 at 02:29 AM
The Fix was in .

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