As of Tuesday, August 5, 2014
GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District 244’s board has a new face.
Trustee Randy Bartlett of Elk City was appointed by the board to replace Keith Evans of Clearwater who resigned earlier this year due to a move.
Bartlett represents zone 2. He was sworn in at the regular meeting held Monday, July 21, at the Grangeville District Office.
Bartlett will serve the balance of Evan’s term which expires in 2015. At that time he can file for candidacy if he chooses to.
“We feel Randy will be an asset to the board and look forward to his service,” said board chair Lot Smith.
Bartlett and his family have lived in Elk City since 2007, following living in Boise most of their lives. He worked for Elk City Water and Sewer for five years until a position opened up at the Grangeville Waste Water Plant. Due to a family emergency he returned to Elk City and recently found he had been laid off from D3 Native Wood Works.
All three of Randy and Ellen Barlett’s children — Jessica, Micah and Seth – attended Elk City School. The oldest two went to Prairie High School in Cottonwood and Seth is currently attending Grangeville High School.
“I was one of those who just sat on the fence and did not get involved in political aspect of things. I have grown tired of that and have decided it was time to get involved,” commented Bartlett on his reason for interest in the school board position. “I also thought that since Elk City was the only school in zone 2, then someone from Elk City should be in that position on the board. I have had a lot of experience with youth as I teach youth Sunday School in our church, coached YMCA youth basketball, coached wrestling, and have been involved in the Boy Scouts of America for the last 15 years.”
At that same meeting officer elections were held with a unanimous decision to re-elect Smith, of Grangeville, representing zone 1, as chair. In addition, Rebecca Warden of Grangeville, zone 3, was chosen as vice-chair. She was also nominated and elected as the legislative representative.
The MVSD board also includes Sally Nolan, zone 5, of Mt. Idaho, and Mike Dominguez, zone 4, of Kooskia.