The Board of Canvassers met on Wednesday, April 3rd and certified the election results for the referendum question as well as the races for the two open seats on our board of education. The certified results are as follows:
Referendum: YES = 308 NO = 180
Board of Education:
Alsbury = 331 Lovelady = 293 Bowers = 230 Write In = 1
With the passage of the referendum question, our district will have the authority to levy an additional $500,000.00 in 14-15 and 15-16 and $550,000.00 in 16-17 and 17-18. This directly translates to a much greater ability to maintain, enhance, and improve both programming and facilities district-wide over the years of the new referendum. The community support for our school district is phenomenal and is the primary reason for the continued success of this district.
The board election results indicate that both Nate Alsbury and Josh Lovelady retain their seats on the board while Chad Bowers remains on the board as an appointee as a result of Brandon Olson’s resignation in December of 2012. Remember that there were only two vacant seats with three people running. Since Chad Bowers was not elected to a vacant seat by popular vote this time around, he will have to run again in April of 2014 for a three year term at that time. For the time being, he retains his appointment to the board and will have to be elected to a seat by popular vote in next spring’s election to retain a seat past April of 2014. In short, the board remains “status quo” until the next election cycle. I will also note that the News-Shield incorrectly reported that Chad Bowers would have to be re-appointed; this is not the case as his appointment is effective until April of 2014 as outlined in State statute and described above.
Thank you all once again for your support of this referendum and your continued support of our schools.
As always, you may contact me at any time with questions.
Craig G. Broeren
715-455-1683 ext. 119