Vranish re-elected District 16 Board chairwoman

by Elyse Kaner
Staff Writer

Officer leadership positions on the Spring Lake Park District 16 School Board remain mostly the same as last year.

Board members cast their votes at Spring Lake Park District 16’s annual organizational meeting Jan. 10 at the District Services Center.

Colleen Vranish was re-elected chairwoman, John Stroebel was re-elected as vice chairman and Kelly Delfs, who was not in attendance, reclaimed her position as clerk.

Jodi Ruch returns as treasurer and Amy Hennen, newly elected to the board, is parliamentarian. Former Boardmember Annette Winrick, who relocated to Texas at the end of last school year, was parliamentarian last year. The candidates all ran unopposed.

The vote was 6-0 for all positions.

This year marks Vranish’s fifth consecutive term of leading the board.

“I’m honored that my fellow board members have again voted to keep me in this leadership role,” Vranish said.

Board members voted by paper ballet and individual vote results were read aloud.

This year, among its many duties, the board will focus on furthering effective and efficient use of its buildings. Also, it will examine and determine effective use of technology funds the community voted for last fall.

“Along with this, the district is doing some thinking outside the box to come up with a long-term plan for possibly moving boundaries to alleviate some crowded situations,” Vranish said in an e-mail to the Life.

The SLP Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the District Services Center in Spring Lake Park. Work sessions are usually held the fourth Tuesday of the month.

District 16 serves students in Spring Lake Park and parts of Blaine and Fridley.

Elyse Kaner is at [email protected]