Steamboat Springs School Board District 4 representative Robin Crossan is sworn in by Steamboat Municipal Court Judge Paul Sachs in 2007. Crossan is running for the board again this year.
Steamboat Springs Just four days before the Aug. 26 filing deadline, the Steamboat Springs School District finally has its first candidate for the November school board election.
Board President Robin Crossan on Monday turned in her completed application to the district office and said she plans to run for a second term.
“I have the support of my family and I have support in the community,” Crossan said. “I feel that nobody else has stepped up to the plate, and we as citizens of the community owe it to our students to do the best we can.”
Meanwhile, district election official Deb Ginesta said one other person picked up an application for the District 5 seat being vacated by Laura Anderson, and two people picked up applications for Lisa Brown’s District 2 seat. Brown and Anderson last month announced they would not seek second terms.
Crossan said the School Board will continue to play an important role in the district’s future. She also said she would welcome late entries to the race from community members who would like to run for her own seat.
“There are a number of things we need to address head-on,” she said, adding that she looks forward to the board working with new Superintendent Brad Meeks.
She also said an uncertain budget and changes to teacher evaluations mandated by the passage of Senate bill 10-191 are examples of challenges that will be tackled by School Board members over the next few years.
Potential candidates have until 4 p.m. Friday to return signed petitions necessary to be placed on the ballot in November. For more information, call Deb Ginesta at 970-879-1530, ext. 2.
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