Twin Ridges board member resigns
Voters living on the San Juan Ridge have until Thanksgiving Day to request a special election to fill a vacancy on the Twin Ridges Elementary School Board.
The school district board provisionally appointed Laura Borel, a parent of a student at Washington School, to fill the position at special meeting Oct. 24.
Borel substitutes for Doreen Fogle, who resigned from the school district board, saying she needed more time for her family.
“(Borel) lives in the small community of Washington,” said Joan Little, superintendent of Twin Ridges School District. Residents of Washington “are very pleased to have a local person represent them on the board. Other board members appreciated that.”
Twin Ridges consists of Grizzly Hill School in North San Juan and Washington School in the town of Washington, with a total of about 94 students. Both schools teach kindergarten through eighth grade.
Little said she wasn’t surprised by Fogle’s decision.
“She had been mentioning that she and her family are doing a lot of things, and it seemed stressful,” Little said. “She did an admirable job (on the school board), but she needs to do what her heart is telling her with regards to her family commitments.”
Fogle said she decided to resign last spring, but was encouraged by Larry Meek, former superintendent of Twin Ridges, to wait till the new school year started in September.
“I was the president (of the Twin Ridges School District board) last year,” Fogle said. “It took a lot of time from my personal life. My husband and I are building a house. We have two children. And I’m starting my own business. My work with the school board took me away from all these things.”
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