School board reorganizes
The Yuma-1 Board of Education held its reorganizational meeting, Monday night.
Incumbents Dan Ross, Kim Langley and Lindsey Seward-Galles were elected to new four-year terms in the November 7 election, and newcomer Duane Brown to a two-year term. However, the district had to wait the official final voting abstract was completed by the Yuma County Clerk’s Office prior to swearing-in the members to new terms.
The board initially was going to do that during the December 4 monthly meeting, but the abstract was completed in time for a special meeting to be held Monday, prior to board members going to the annual CASB Convention this weekend.
All four elected board members were able to make Monday’s meeting, taking the oath of office courtesy of Yuma High School secretary Julie Rahm, a notary public. Outgoing board member Marc Baucke also was present. Board member Thomas Holtorf, the only one that was not up for re-election, was unable to make it.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the board took nominations for board officers. Ross was the only one nominated for board president. He was unanimously approved to continue in that role. Brown was nominated for vice president, and was unanimously approved, as was Langley for secretary/treasurer.
The board also unanimously approved a motion appointing Angela Weathers to continue as secretary to the board. The four elected board members also signed confidentiality affidavits.
Baucke was honored by the other board members and district leaders after turning over his seat to Brown. He served four years on the board of education.
Yuma-1 will have its regular monthly meeting Monday, December 4, beginning at 7 p.m. The board will receive the audit report, as well was set the mill levy for 2018, during that meeting.