South Routt School Board has vacancy

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— South Routt School Board member AlidaLee Gingerich has left her position because she has moved outside of District 1, which she was elected to represent in November.

Gingerich began serving on the School Board in August 2004 after board members appointed her to replace outgoing member Dawn Ford, who also left the board because of a move.

Superintendent Kelly Reed said that according to school district bylaws, any board member who moves out of the district he or she represents must resign from the position.

"The only reason I got off the board is because I moved," Gingerich said. "We just wanted more space."

Her new home is between Oak Creek and Phippsburg.

District 1 includes the west side of Oak Creek. South of Main Street, District 1 extends west from Sharpe Avenue. North of Main Street, the district extends west from Moffat Avenue.

The School Board made Gingerich's resignation official at its May 17 meeting. School district officials are accepting letters of interest from community members interested in filling Gingerich's post.

Looking back on her nearly two years of service, Gingerich said the accomplishment she is most proud of is the selection of Reed as superintendent.

"That was a very big process," Gingerich said Tuesday. "I'm very pleased with our choice. I think it sets a positive direction for the school district; hopefully he'll be here for a long time."

The South Routt School District is accepting letters of interest from community members interested in serving on the South Routt School Board. The board needs someone to represent District 1, an area that covers the west side of Oak Creek.

Letters of interest will be accepted until June 9 at the district office behind Soroco High School. The term for the School Board position is until November 2009. School board meetings are the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call the district office at 736-2313.

Reed is finishing his first academic year as superintendent of South Routt schools.

Gingerich is a registered nurse at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. Her replacement on the School Board will serve the remaining portion of her four-year term, which ends in November 2009.

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