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School board seeks two new members


The Petersburg School Board is seeking to appoint two new school board members to serve until the October elections after board members Dawn Ware and John Bringhurst resigned.

Both Bringhurst and Ware are moving away from Petersburg.

Bringhurst said he couldn’t think of any profession that has more impact on society than that of a teacher.

“For me it’s been a pleasure and a great experience being on the team that helps oversee this effort and work with all of those who stand in support of and in back of and in leadership of those wonderful people,” Bringhurst said. “I’ve enjoyed all of it.”

Ware couldn’t attend the meeting but asked that a letter she wrote be read into the record.

PSD Superintendent Rob Thomason read Ware’s letter.

“I am moving out of state and already know that retrospectively I will continue to reflect in a constant state of awe on the educational environment and community member support for the children of Petersburg,” Ware’s letter stated.

Anyone interested in filling one of the two vacant seats must submit a letter of interest detailing their qualifications to Thomason at the district office.

The board will accept public input and interview candidates in a special meeting on Friday, May 2.

The board voted Tuesday evening to fund several maintenance repair projects on boilers and to replace a flatbed work truck that has frame failure.

The board also approved a travel opportunity for interested high school students to attend a trip to Washington D.C.


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