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Mid-Prairie School Board Appoints Uhl to Fill Vacant Seat

Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

Mid-Prairie School Board member Marianne Schlabach was sworn in as vice-president. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Mid-Prairie School Board appointed a new member at their recent meeting.

The board formally accepted the resignation that former board vice-president George Schaefer submitted the morning of the date of their last meeting. The district published a notice of the vacancy for two weeks and two district residents showed interest in filling the seat, Randy Billups, a former school board member and Emily Uhl, who ran for a school board seat last fall. School board member Jim Hussey spoke in support of Uhl, “She was involved in the reconfiguration of the elementary school meetings last year and then when she decided to run she attended most school board meetings at that point. I can also say that I worked with her in a previous job that she held and I always found her to be thoughtful, doing really good work, asks good questions, has good people skills, has good technical skills.”

The board voted to appoint Uhl to fill Schaefer’s seat until the term expires in November 2019, pending if a petition for a special election is presented to the district by July 12th. Board member Marianne Schlabach was also sworn in to serve as vice-president until a new president and vice-president are elected this September.