locals organize to support high school vote

This story will be published in next week’s 7/7/17 Yellowstone County News print edition as the meeting occurred after YCN went to press last night.

An organizational meeting was held by the Lockwood Community Education Committee, last Wednesday evening, at the Lockwood School Administration Building. About ten people attended, all interested in launching a campaign to get voter approval to expand the Lockwood School District to include high school.

A core group of about ten very dedicated and passionate people is what is needed for a successful campaign, said Bob Reihl, who heads the Lockwood Steering Committee, and who voiced his support of the group and the cause. But, it will take more volunteers to do the work that will lead up to the November vote, unanimously called for by the Lockwood School Board, said Chad Hanson, who will continue as chairman of the Education Committee.

Other officers of the group will be Lacey Rollins as Secretary, Devin Hartley (with the assistance of his wife, Kristie) as Treasurer, Roxanne Hanson as communication director, Chelsi Seymour as social media director. The position of co-chair will be filled later after a canvasing of a list of interested campaign volunteers, many of whom could not attend the first meeting.

Hanson explained that the group will have to register with the state because it is involved in a political campaign. He said they have a narrow window in which to register, once the election has been formally set by the County Superintendent of Schools, which has not yet happened. The School Board is waiting for details regarding the proposed high school district, such as a legal description of its boundaries, to initiate the process.

The Treasurer, Hartley will oversee that process. Other basics that must be put into place include opening a bank account and getting a post office box address.

It was estimated that the committee would need  ... Read full story in Yellowstone County News online edition. 

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