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|School Board Member Recognizes Departing Board Members
|The now-former president of the Knoxville School Board says his two recently-departed colleagues worked hard during their time on the board.
Gale Trulson honored longtime board member Fred Neubert, and fellow member Darcy Thorp during Wednesday night's District-202 board reorganizational meeting. Former Knoxville High School principal Patrick Callahan, and Galesburg School District teacher John Putnam took their oaths of office after winning in the April seventh election, as did Robert Bogard, who won another term.
Trulson says Neubert -- who has spent the majority of 18 years on the school board -- has been somewhat of an inspiration to him and should be to anyone on the board. "It's important for us all to keep learning and growing," Trulson said. "As I remember, last time Mr. Neubert lost the election during some trying times for this district, and he made commitment to come back and run again, and won again. From what I have learned from Mr. Neubert, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from one another's successes and failures, to exchange ideas and return to the task at hand with a renewed energy and focus."
As for now, Neubert says he's not sure if he'll run again.
Bogard was elected as the new president of the Knoxville School Board Wednesday night. Hillard Byon was elected as Vice President, and Jeff Johnson was elected as Secretary -- a role he's had on the board in the past.
(Knoxville School Board President Gale Trulson, left, administers oaths of office to, from left to right, Robert Bogard, Patrick Callahan, and John Putnam Wednesday night. Bogard was later elected to replace Trulson as board president. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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