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Michelle Witte talks with District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus after she won appointment to a vacant School Board seat by coin toss. Witte was among seven candidates for the seat being vacated by Jim Gelbmann. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Witte wins District 833 School Board appointment on coin flip

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School budget issues drew Michelle Witte to seek a South Washington County School Board seat.

Money -- a quarter, to be precise -- put her on the board.


Witte will fill a vacant seat on the seven-member board after winning a coin flip that settled an appointment process deadlocked after three ballots.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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