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PALMER — Mat-Su School District School Board member Yvonne Ruth, who had represented District 5, is resigning from the school board.

Applications to become the next school board representative for District 5 are due by Jan. 18 at noon to Mat-Su Borough School District Administrative Assistant Stacy Escobedo. Candidates for the School Board must reside within District 5. Once eligible candidates have been identified, each will have five minutes to present to the School Board at the Feb. 6 meeting at 5 p.m. The selected board member will serve until the next Mat-Su Borough election in November of 2019.

“This is a public service opportunity to serve your community. The duties include: preparing for and attending twice monthly meetings and occasional special meetings; studying all material presented with the agenda prior to attending meetings; participating in the discussion of any items that come before the Board; voting on all motions and resolutions, abstaining only for compelling reasons; being prepared and willing to devote a sufficient amount of time to the issues,” reads a post on the School District website.

Following the five allotted minutes for each candidate to present themselves, the remaining members of the School Board will vote on who will succeed Ruth. Ruth is resigning to move south with her husband.

“It’s our next step in life it just came a little sooner than anticipated. My experience with the group was fantastic, they’re a good group of people to work with,” Ruth said. “It’s a very well oiled machine over there.”

Contact Frontiersman reporter Tim Rockey at tim.rockey@frontiersman.com.

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