Amanda Remund Selected for School Board Vacancy
After the Lincoln County School District Board of Directors interviewed three Waldport applicants to fill a vacancy on the school board, they extended their collective hand to an active parent volunteer, Amanda Remund, to fill the (southern) Zone 5 vacancy through June 30. The appointment will become official at the board’s next regular meeting, to be held Tuesday, March 10, at Toledo Elementary School.
“Amanda Remund has children in the school system and she has been very active at their school. That was a big draw for us,” says LCSD School Board Chairman Liz Martin. “We are happy to welcome Amanda to the board and look forward to her contributions and fresh perspective.”
The board also interviewed candidates Greg Holland and Heide Lambert for the seat, which was vacated when member Terri Woodd resigned last month for health reasons, after serving 18 months. Board members expressed appreciation that three excellent candidates stepped forward and were willing to serve in this volunteer position.
In her application, Remund describes herself as an involved parent of two Waldport High School students. She has been a parent helper in the classroom, a Booster board member, secretary for the Senior Parents of Waldport High, and member of the school site council.
“I am very passionate about our school, all our students, the education they are receiving, and making everyone a success story,” Remund wrote in her application. “I want to be part of making our schools, and the education our children receive, excellent!”
Although the term of the appointment is less than four months, Remund says she plans to run for office when the seat comes up for election on May 19. At that special district election, three school board positions are to be filled: Zone 1, currently held by board Vice Chairman Karen Bondley, who lives in Lincoln City; Zone 2, currently held by Liz Martin, who lives in Depoe Bay; and Zone 5, held by Amanda Remund. The Zones 1 and 2 positions are for full four-year terms, through June 30, 2019. The Zone 5 position is a two-year remainder term, through June 30, 2017.
Along with Martin, Bondley and Remund, the other community volunteers serving on the LCSD School Board are Ron Beck of Newport and Kelley Ellis of Siletz.