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Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt   

Kris Camblin, Kim Killin and Patricia Wiebers took their oaths of office for four-year terms on the Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education at the Monday, Nov. 18 board meeting.

Outgoing president Jeff Tharp administered the oaths and was then recognized for his eight years on the board, including the last two as president.

In board reorganization, Camblin was elected president; Killin, vice president; Linda Jelden, secretary; and Michelle Van Overbeke, treasurer for two-year terms.

Board member committee appointments resulted as follows: budget and facilities, Dennis Herman and Van Overbeke; leadership team, Wiebers; standard of excellence, Jelden and Wiebers; NE BOCES representative, Jon King.

CASB delegate and legislative liaison, Herman; ag advisory, King; business advisory, Herman; FACS advisory, Jelden; DAAC, Van Overbeke; and district wellness, Jelden.

Outgoing school board president Jeff Tharp, pictured at left, leads newly elected board members Patricia Wiebers, Kim Killin and Kris Camblin in their oaths of office for four-year terms on the board.  

—Enterprise photo

Newly elected school board president Kris Camblin, pictured at right, presents outgoing president Jeff Tharp with a plaque of appreciation for his two years as board president and eight years on the Re-1J Board of Education.  

—Enterprise photo

Extra-duty changes made

In a short business meeting Monday night, the school board accepted the resignation of head HS/JH wrestling coach Jack Garrison.

Cutter Garrison was moved to head HS/JH wrestling coach for 2013-14, with Cade Garrison as assistant and Nate Groshman as volunteer.

Additionally, Nick Flaa was approved as assistant HS boys’ basketball coach for 2013-14.

Athletic director Sandra Rahe reported on the fall sports programs.

She also noted there will be changes to the football conference, with Burlington coming in and Cornerstone Christian and Resurrection Christian leaving. Proposals have been made for changes to volleyball regional seeding, as well.

Additionally, she noted Burlington was denied into the LPAA as Caliche will be 2A and in this district during the next cycle.

Rahe said LPAA is working on a proposal to apply a multiplier to all schools who can select their enrollment. As an example, each student would be counted as 1.35 or 1.5. So the school could potentially move into a larger classification as a result.

Holyoke Enterprise November 21, 2013