Vacancy filled on USD 115 board

(KMZA)--A vacancy has been filled on the Nemaha Central USD 115 board.

The Board on a 4-2 vote Monday evening approved the appointment Alex Bergstrom to fill position 3 on the board, which had been held by Amy Huerter who resigned effective December 31st, 2023 after moving out of the position boundaries. Board members Kris Anderson and Tory Jost casting the dissenting votes.

The action came after a motion to appoint Alan Lierz to the open position failed on a 3-3 tie vote.

Following discussion after the vote, Lierz announced he was withdrawing his name as candidate for the position.

Bergstrom will take the position on the board at next month's meeting. The position will be up for election in November 2025.

In other business, the board approved the purchase of a new handicap accessible bus from Midwest Bus Sales in the amount of $154,546.

USD 115 has been approved for a grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to help offset the cost of the new bus.

Delivery of the bus is expected to be in the fall of 2025.

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