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Steamboat’s new school board members sworn into office

Ben Ingersoll

— Newly elected Steamboat Springs School Board members Joey Andrew and Roger Good officially were sworn into office Monday evening, but one seat remains vacant on the five-person board.

The board will begin the process of appointing someone to fill that two-year seat, which is open because Denise Connelly is term-limited, during the Nov. 25 School Board meeting. District Superintendent Brad Meeks said Monday night that the board would adopt a resolution to officially spell out a proposed process for filling the slot.

In past years, when a School Board seat was declared open, applications were taken and interviews were conducted as part of the process. Since voters a few weeks ago approved Referendum 3A, a shift to an at-large election process, applicants for the board position will not need to live in District 3, which Connelly previously represented.

After they were sworn in by Judge Paul Sachs, Andrew and Good said they were excited to be elected and honored to be appointed by their peers and community.

Andrew said he is looking forward to current school projects, including Steamboat Springs Middle School's upcoming field house as well as possible upgrades to security districtwide.

"Generally speaking, I just want to make sure we continue on the path of excellence we're on so far," Andrew said. "Ideally, seeing what else can be done."

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Like Andrew, Good is looking forward to working with current board members in the coming months and years.

"I'm looking forward to a new and different journey," Good said. "The current board has done a great job to getting us to an accredited distinction. The excitement for the future is going to the next level. It's a starting line, not a finish line."

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