Spots filled for L’Anse Creuse, Chippewa Valley school boards

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published November 10, 2020

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Seats on a pair of local school district’s boards of education were up for grabs in the Nov. 3 general election.

Four individuals were running for two six-year terms to be a member of the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education.

Unofficial results from the Macomb County Clerk’s Office, as of Nov. 4, with 100% of Macomb County precincts reporting, indicate Robert Wojtowicz and Jolene Andriaschko claimed the pair of seats, with 19,287 and 16,719 votes, respectively.

In the summer, Andriaschko said her top goal would be to strengthen district communication.

“The pandemic has highlighted this as a growth area, where information is rapidly changing, and families are increasingly anxious about what school will continue to look like,” she said.

Wojtowicz said his first priority is the children.

“Children come first, no matter what,” he said. “Getting kids in school is probably the most important thing the board will address.”

Christopher Gura finished in third with 16,508 votes, and Aimee Spooner-Crellin rounded out the race with 16,365 votes.

In the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools district, voters elected incumbent Adam Lipski and Shane Sellers to serve as board members for a six-year term.

Lipski received 12,545, or 28.5% of the vote, while Sellers came away with 9,704 votes, or 22%.

Lipski noted in the summer that if reelected, his priorities are to continue the district’s effort in reopening schools for face-to-face learning safely while providing the best virtual option available. He also wants to advocate for school of choice.

Sellers is 18 and a recent graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School – North.

He said that fiscal responsibility, spending money on students, and ensuring that in-person learning is safe and available to all students including those at high risk.

Jeff Cyprus, Jason Harms and Todd Berdan finished in third, fourth, and fifth place, respectively.    

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