Former Bear runs for OPS School Board

Olouwatobi Noukpozounkou, Section Editor

Running for a seat on Omaha Public School’s board of education to become sub district seven’s spokesperson Jane Erdenberger and Keegan Korf will be the main candidates.

Sub district seven is one of the nine sub districts in OPS that the board of education consists of. The election for the seat will be on Nov. 3.

Korf taught English for three years at Platte view high school, she then went  to our school to teach English. After that she worked for the district in the technology department for four years then resigned to work in the nonprofit world.

Issues Korf will focus on if elected are getting a student school board representative from every high school in OPS, create a policy that allows teachers paid maternity/paternity leave and see each school in OPS become equally as successful as the others.

“Students are number one always,” Korf said. “Y’all have a voice and you need to have a voice in your own education, and I think that that gets overlooked, especially from the perspective of our high school students.”

Erdenberger is the other candidate for this seat. She is currently retired, but worked as a cooperate finance lawyer for 22 years at Kutak Rock LLP. After she retired from there, she went to North high school to teach social studies for 16 years, finally retiring two years ago.

Erdenberger will focus on: making sure schools are equipped to teach English as a Second Language students and giving non-traditional college bound students a place in the education system.

“I expect to be much more present at each of the schools as an opportunity for people to feel like they can communicate with the school board,” Erdenberger said.