The Neligh-Oakdale Board of Education appointed a new member at Monday's meeting.
Kenny Reinke of rural Neligh and graduate of Neligh-Oakdale was appointed on a 5-0 vote to fill the vacated position previously held by Sara Shabram, according to Superintendent Kimberly Lingenfelter.
Lingenfelter said the board voted to accept, with regret, Shabram's resignation at Monday's meeting and later approved the appointment of Reinke.
According to Lingenfelter, Shabram resigned because she was moving out of the district. Residency in the district is a requirement to serve on the board.
To be considered for the open position, residents of the district had until noon Monday to submit a letter to the board indicating their interest in serving. Lingenfelter said Reinke's letter was the only one the district received.
Reinke will serve the remainder of Shabram's term, which will end in December 2014. Shabram, who was appointed in January 2013 to fill a position vacated by Jeff Carpenter, did not seek re-election.
Reinke filed for election for the board of education earlier this spring and will be on the ballot in November.
Joining him on the ballot are incumbents Carrie Pitzer, president of the board, and Traci Jacobsen, secretary. The board holds elections for three offices every other year. Board members serve a four-year term.
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