New and familiar faces as school board reorganizes
A pair of new faces have joined the Medford School Board following the April 7 election. John Zuleger and Steve Deml were sworn into office at Monday’s school board meeting along with incumbents Brian Hallgren and Barb Knight.
Although Knight had placed fourth in the vote in the election to fill three seats, board member Mark Reuter last week announced plans to resign from the board position he has held for 19 years. In keeping with past practice, board president Dave Fleegel proposed appointing Knight to fill the position.
According to Fleegel it is up to the board on how they choose to fill a vacancy with options including holding a special election, inviting people with interest to submit applications or appointing someone.
Paul Dixon moved to appoint Knight, citing past practice when a board member resigned in a similar situation. It was noted this would allow the board to continue at full strength without a gap. The recommendation was unanimously approved for Knight to fill the remaining two years on Reuter’s term.
Fleegel presented plaques to both Reuter and retiring board member Mark Temme for their years of service.
Following the swearing in of the new board members, they held the elections for board offices with Fleegel reelected as president, Dixon as vice president, Cheryl Wibben as clerk and Hallgren as treasurer.
Board members also approved designating Nicolet National Bank, Local Government Investment Pool, Forward Financial Bank, AbbyBank, Nicolet National Wealth Management and Mid-America Administrative Retirement Solutions of Florida as official depositories. Oralee Dittrich abstained from that vote.
The Star News was selected as the offi cial district newspaper.
Dixon and Dittrich will serve as the delegate and alternate to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards convention.
Knight and Deml are the representative and alternate to the CESA annual meeting.
Fleegel asked all board members to fill out a survey with their committee requests, this will be used to help him with appointing committees for the coming year.