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Familiar faces will earn new terms on SWCS board

Only current members seek election to the board Tuesday

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The South-Western Board of Education will have all familiar faces next year.

Only current board members are running in the election set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, making the race for the school board an uncontested one.

Robert Ragland initially filed to run, but withdrew from the race before the ballot was made official.

Incumbents Karen Dover and Cathy Johnson will be elected to their second and fourth terms, respectively, and Lee Schreiner, who was appointed by the board in July to complete the term of Jo Ellen Myers, will be elected to his first full term.

Dover said she was running again, "because I feel my strengths as a business person have made a difference on the board. I'm excited about the path the district is on and I want to continue to participate in what I think is going to be a successful four years."

Dover is CFO at Crossline Management Services.

Johnson one of her goals when she first ran for the board was getting all-day, every day kindergarten implemented in the district.

"I'm excited that we are getting close to being able to accomplish that, and I want to be part of the board when it happens," she said.

Johnson is a retired school teacher.

Schreiner also is a retired school teacher and spent 37 years as a gifted education teacher in South-Western elementary schools.

He said he planned to run for election to the board this fall before Myers announced her resignation.

Schreiner said he wants to serve on the board "as a payback to this district. I'm passionate about education and passionate about the South-Western school district."

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