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Merrill school board welcomes input about budget

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MERRILL (WAOW) -- School board members in Merrill continue to look for possibilities in balancing their budget for the next calendar year.

"That's what we really need," said Merrill School Board member Loretta Baughan. "To hear what the public has to say because this is a decision that will affect every single person living in our school district."

Wednesday night's meeting was the first time the board got together to talk since last week's town hall meeting, where hundreds of Merrill residents gathered to discuss ideas for the future.

"Express your opinions and any ideas you may have for budget cuts," said Baughan. "That's so important because there's always the possibility that someone will come up with an idea that we may not have considered."

Board members said they're interested to hear any suggestions people in the community might have. Even if you can't come to the meetings, you can still get your ideas out.

You can call or email the board members.

School Board President Jeff Verdoorn: 715-297-4682

School Board Vice President Keith Schmelling: 715-539-3735

School Board Member Jen Seliger: 715-539-0259

School Board Member Meredith Prebeg: 715-370-2944

School Board Member Brad Kanitz: 715-536-2618

School Board Member Chuck Bolder: 715-539-0212

School Board Member Lin Kautza: 715-536-6651

School Board Member Loretta Baughan: 715-539-0863

School Board Member William Jaeger: 715-539-2080

The board's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 24th.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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