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Dennis Herman, Linda Jelden, Jon King and Michelle Van Overbeke were sworn in as members of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education at the Nov. 15 meeting.

Their oaths of office were administered by outgoing board president Dan Kafka after the Nov. 1 vote was canvassed as certified by Phillips, Sedgwick and Yuma county clerks.

Jelden and King begin their second four-year term, while Herman and Van Overbeke begin their first term in office.

Kafka and Laura Krogmeier, who both reached their term limits on the board, were recognized for their service.

On behalf of the district, Jeff Tharp presented flowers to Krogmeier in appreciation of her eight years of service. A plaque was given to Kafka to acknowledge his two years as board president and 12 total years of board service.

Officer elections on the newly-reorganized school board resulted in unanimous ballots for Tharp for president, Jelden for secretary and Van Overbeke for treasurer.

Kris Camblin and King were both nominated for vice president, with Camblin being elected to the office.

Board member committee appointments were made as follows: district budget and facilities, Camblin and Van Overbeke; standard of excellence, Jelden and Kim Killin; leadership team, Jelden; Northeast BOCES board representative, King; and Colorado Association of School Boards delegate and legislative liaison, Herman.

Career and technical education committee representatives are King on agriculture; Herman, business; and Jelden, family and consumer sciences.

Outgoing School Board president Dan Kafka, pictured at left, administers the oath of office at the Nov. 15 board meeting to the four members who won four-year terms in the Nov. 1 election. Board members taking the oath are pictured from left, Michelle Van Overbeke, Dennis Herman, Linda Jelden and Jon King.  
—Enterprise photo

Holyoke Enterprise November 24, 2011