(Decatur, IL) – Will Wetzel has announced his candidacy for Board Member of the Decatur Public School District #61’s Board of Education. Wetzel is a native of Decatur, having graduated from Eisenhower High School in 2003 and Richland Community College in 2012. Wetzel currently works as an IT professional for ADM. He has been married for 10 years to his wife, Tiffany, and they have a 7-year-old daughter Ava who attends Decatur Public Schools.
“After long reflection and encouragement from friends, family, and Decatur residents, I have decided to run for election to the Decatur Public School Board,” Wetzel said.
Wetzel plans to spend the fall and winter listening and speaking with Decaturities to hear their concerns and ideas for the future of DPS #61. If elected, his four main priorities will be;
1. Ensuring our children receive the best education possible that prepares them for the 21stcentury
2. To balance the needs of the district’s students, parents, taxpayers, teachers, staff, and administration
3. Restoring accountability, transparency, and openness in the Board of Education
4. Supporting teachers, teachers’ assistants, and staff that directly work with our students
Wetzel says, “Decatur’s path forward is to ensure all students receive the best possible education.”