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Board gets three new members

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees will welcome three new members to their group for the 2013-2017 school board term.

The results for Board of Trustees as released by the Clay County Board of Elections Tuesday night are as follows:

* District 1: Kevin Kumpf (winner with 44.92 percent of the vote), Tina Heffner (41.54 percent), Ted Paris (13.54 percent),

* District 2: Jennifer Kaleber (winner with 65.87 percent of the vote), Gary Rickert (34.13 percent),

* District 3: Tom Reberger (winner with 61.74 percent of the vote), Tammy Beasley (38.26 percent), and

* District 4: Fred Froderman (winner with 48.27 percent of the vote), Forrest Buell (34.82 percent) and Jason Moon (16.90 percent).

Kumpf, a long time educator in Clay Community Schools, said he felt humbled by his win.

"I appreciate everyone who voted for me, and I hope I can serve in the way that I want to serve," Kumpf said. "This excites me because it's the first race I've been in."

Kumpf said one of his top priorities as a member of the school board is to make sure teachers aren't dealt with unfairly.

"I am looking forward to getting started and working with the others who were elected," Kumpf said.

Kaelber, current District 2 representative who was re-elected for the position, is excited to continue working for CCS.

"I am very grateful to everyone that had faith in me to re-elect me," Kaelber said. "I am thankful to my opponent Gary Rickert for a clean race."

Kaelber said she is looking forward to getting to know the new school board members as well.

"I am looking forward to doing some good things and I hope to continue the success of Clay Community Schools in the coming years," Kaelber said.

Reberger, current director of buildings and grounds at CCS, was present at the Clay County Courthouse when the results were revealed.

Reberger spoke with The Brazil Times and said he was "thrilled" to be elected as District Three representative.

"I just want to be an advocate for the school corporation," Reberger said. "I have been here 43 years. I will retire from my current position on December 31 and the next day I'll start as a school board member. I am really looking forward to it."

Froderman, District 4 winner, said, "I'm glad I won, and I look forward to working with the other school board members and the leadership in Clay Community Schools."

Froderman asserted his desire to help form a good school system for his grandchildren and for all children of Clay County.

These new school board members will begin their four-year term in January 2013.

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The new faces are very welcome and thank goodness Buell is finally gone.

-- Posted by luvmylife9295 on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 6:12 AM

Maybe Dr. Buell will finally go away.

-- Posted by Dog Breath on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 6:17 AM

He'll get worse .. believe that. It's his nature.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 10:43 AM

Talking about a 70 some yr old man like this is very immature and not to mention LAME!!! Everyone has different opinions and views when it comes to school issues, but THIS is what we teach and preach about to our kids about bullying!!! Plain out DISGUSTING to post so everyone can see. Talk about 'dog breath'...no pun intended.

-- Posted by gib12 on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 5:39 PM

Buell did everything in his power to keep his school taxes low at the expense of education while the students languished in falling down buildings. He opposed Northview, costing us $$ more trying to keep the old buildings going while he delayed building the new. He continues to oppose good governance and sound fiscal

policy with his votes and rambling, poorly written diatribes. Good riddance. Finally. And congrats, Fred Froderman!

-- Posted by CaptBrent on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 10:18 AM

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