by: PHOTO BY NICOLE ADAMSON - Sabrina LaLonde, executive secretary and human resources administrative assistant for the Estacada school district, swears in new school board members Angela Riedel and Jeromy Adamson.Newly elected school board members Jeromy Adamson and Angela Riedel were sworn in during the board meeting Wednesday, July 10.

Riedel thanked those who had voted for her and expressed a strong interest in being involved in the selection of a new superintendent.

Current Superintendent Howard Fetz will retire at the end of the coming school year.

Riedel noted her conviction that the selection process should involve a diverse array of community and district staff members.

Rick Mudrow was elected school board chairman. There were no other nominations.

“This will be interesting. I’ve read Robert’s Rules (of Order) about 52 times and I still have no idea how to run a meeting,” Mudrow joked upon becoming chairman.

Riedel and 2012-13 School Board Chairman Mark Greene were nominated for vice chairman. Riedel was elected.

Greene was not at the meeting.

During the meeting, board member Sonja McCarty expressed her desire for clarification of the duties of district administrators who have been given new titles.

The designation and role of the district clerk will be discussed at the next board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

It was decided that in the coming year, Ralph Branson and Adamson will act as school board liaisons for Eagle Creek Elementary, McCarty and Riedel will be board liaisons for Clackamas River Elementary, Riedel will be the board liaison for the junior high school, and Greene and Mudrow will act as board liaisons for the high school.

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