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Steamboat Springs School Board to welcome new members

Meeting on Monday will consider appointing new officers

— The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night will swear in its new and returning board members and consider appointing new officers.

At a meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. in the George P. Sauer Human Services Center, former Steamboat Springs High School business teacher Rebecca Williams will be sworn into the District 5 seat, financial information technology business founder Wayne Lemley will be sworn into the District 2 seat and incumbent School Board President Robin Crossan will be sworn into the District 4 seat to start her second term.

After the new members are sworn in, the board will vote to appoint officers that include president and vice president.

Crossan, who has served as board president since she was first elected in 2007, said Sunday she would welcome an opportunity to "pass the torch" to a new board leader.

"It would be great for somebody else to step up to the plate," she said, adding that she wasn't actively seeking support to remain president of the board. "It's a healthy time to discuss who our next leader should be. It's up to the board."

Brian Kelly, the board's current vice president, said he would like to be considered for the role.

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"I feel like I'm ready for it," he said. "I think I can help pull the board to a more general consensus, and at times, I think we as board members have been going in a couple different directions."

Kelly, who owns BTK Surveys, was elected to the School Board in 2009.

Kelly and Crossan said it was an exciting time for the School Board as it welcomes two new members who have backgrounds in education.

"It's always exciting to have some change," Kelly said.

A short reception will follow Monday's swearing-in ceremony, and the board will continue its meeting with a light agenda.

District Finance Director Dale Mellor will give the board a quarterly finance update, and Superintendent Brad Meeks will recognize a group of 13 students who were selected to play in the Northwest Colorado Honor Band in Aspen.

— To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210 or email

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