Editor’s note: The following tribute was provided by the Whitewater Unified School District.
The state of Wisconsin, the Whitewater community and the Whitewater Unified School
District lost a true public servant with the passing of Jim Stewart. Jim served on the WUSD School Board for almost 27 years. He was elected as a School Board Member in April, 1981, and served until April, 2002. He ran again in 2016 and was elected that April. He continued to serve until his passing on November 26. During his time with WUSD he served as a Board President for six years, Vice President for two years, and Treasurer
for six years.
“His loss will be felt deeply by all those who knew him. Every Board and staff member that knew Jim, knew he was a champion for education. He was the first person I met when I arrived at my new position,” said Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty. “Jim was able to support our direction with history and a background that will be unmatched. The WUSD family extends its deepest condolences to Jim’s family. He will forever be a Whippet.”