USD 415 board select new member

Brooklyn Schuetz/Credit: Amberwell Health

(KNZA)--The Hiawatha School Board has selected who will fill a vacancy created when Jim Robidoux steps down from the board next month.

The board voted 3-2 Wednesday evening to approve the appointment of Brooklyn Schuetz to fill Robidoux's unexpired term.

Schuetz was among two applicants interviewed by the board. The other candidate was Jodi Twombly.

Voting for Schuetz were board members Mitch Brown, Ryan Patton and Roni Tietjens. Board members Jacquie Spihlmann and Griff Howard voted for Twombly.

Board President Ian Schuetz and Robidoux abstained from voting.

Brooklyn Schuetz will take her seat on the board in July.

The position will be up for election in November 2025.

Following an executive session, the board approved the hiring of Gonzalo Trueba as high school math teacher for the 2024-25 school year, Brady Jasper as high school boy's head basketball coach and Brian Lay as middle school assistant football coach.

The board also accepted the resignations of Micki Meenen as middle school secretary, Sara Campbell as middle school assistant girls basketball coach and Tatum Lockwood as high school biology teacher and assistant basketball coach.

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