District 834 Q&A: George Dierberger (incumbent)District 834 School Board candidate George Dierberger's responses to a Q&A.
Name: George Dierberger
Age: Not provided
Education: Doctorate in organization behavior from University of St. Thomas; master of business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University; masters in international management from the University of St. Thomas
Occupation: Director of master in business administration program, assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Family: Wife, Jane; four daughters
Civic involvement: Four years on the District 834 School Board, current board chair
The Bulletin asked District 834 School Board candidates the following questions:
1. What do you see as the major issues facing District 834?
2. If the district should find itself in another budget deficit, would you be in favor of going out for a levy referendum? If not, what would you cut?
3. How can the district incorporate technology into the classroom?
1. Funding from the state needs to be resolved versus reliance on local levies. This creates disparities among school districts and inequity in the system.
2. We cut $6.4 million from this year’s budget and we will have to cut $2-4 million from next year’s budget. We will be going out for a levy in the fall of 2013 because our old levy expires.
3. We are national leaders in the flipped classroom, the use of Moodle for our students and the use of student owned devices in our high school. We will continue to focus our efforts on content, access and learning outcomes in order to create a great learning environment for our students. We’ve also implemented our new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in all of our schools (K-12). This was accomplished using zero tax dollars thanks to the generous donations from 3M, Andersen windows, Project Lead the Way and the Hubbard Foundation.
George Dierberger is an incumbent for District 834 School Board.