Newly elected Juneau school board members took the oath of office Tuesday night.
Phyllis Carlson, Destiny Sargeant and Andi Story were sworn in by Juneau Superior Court Judge Phillip Pallenberg. Carlson and Story begin their fourth term; Sargeant replaces Mark Choate, who did not seek re-election. Sargeant served one term on the board from 2008 to 2010.
Choate’s six years on the school board included a stint as president. A resolution of appreciation adopted by the new board stated his service had been “characterized by an unfailing sense of integrity and decency, creative and cooperative teamwork.”
The board also elected officers for the next year. Sally Saddler will continue as president. Sean O’Brien is vice president and Andi Story takes over as clerk.
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