The School District 27 board will welcome one new trustee and a returning incumbent in the Williams Lake area according to preliminary results of Saturday’s municipal election.
Incumbent Sheila Boehm was returned to the Zone 5 seat winning 347 votes to challenger Deb Bischoff’s 266 votes. In this election there were 66 rejected votes and four spoiled votes. Zone 5 includes most of the Cariboo Regional District Areas D, Wildwood fringe, and Area E, Dog Creek fringe area.
“I am excited to serve for another four years,” Boehm says. “I think there is lots of potential for changing policies and having a positive influence in the school district. We are currently reviewing our community use of schools policy and trying to involve students in the process.”
In Zone 4 Christine Dyment won the seat with 123 votes to Bev Goldstone’s 83 votes. Zone 4 includes most of Cariboo Regional District Area F, 150 Mile, Likely, Horsefly and portions of Area D, Wildwood area.
“I’m feeling great,” Clement said of her win.
“I am looking forward to working with the incumbents on the board and the newcomers. I am hoping my experience will be a benefit in striving for excellence in the district.”
She said the biggest message she received from residents during her campaign is that rural schools need to stay open.