Worl, Thurston sworn into office

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With a number of teachers looking on, Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg administers the oath of office to Lisa Worl and Barbara Thurston.

Barbara Thurston took the oath of office Tuesday night. This is her second term on the school board.


Barbara Thurston and Lisa Worl were sworn into office Tuesday night as members of the Juneau School District Board of Education.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Phillip Pallenberg administered the oath of office. Thurston begins her second term on the board, while Worl starts her first term as an elected member.  She was appointed to the board last December to the fill a vacancy.  Both ran unopposed.

The new board then organized for the year, re-electing Sally Saddler as president, Sean O’Brien as vice president and Andi Story as clerk of the board.  No one was else was nominated for the leadership positions.

The three meet once a month with district superintendent Glenn Gelbrich to set the agenda for the board’s regular monthly meeting.  After the election, Saddler indicated that other board members will be invited to sit in on that process this year.

Tuesday’s agenda was very long.  The meeting started at 6:15 p.m. and was still going on more than five hours later.