Ketchikan School Board names replacement members

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2001

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The Ketchikan School Board has a full slate of members again.

The two members who remained on the board after a May recall election chose five new members to join them Tuesday.

Board members Choc Schafer and Earlene Brown picked the replacement members from a pool of 18 applicants. They chose Anna Annicelli, Michael Lyshol, Russell Thomas, Richard Van Cleave and Susan Walsh.

The new members will be sworn in June 27 and will immediately take up some weighty issues that had been postponed until a full board was in place.

One issue is a proposed policy for random drug testing of high school student athletes.

The board will also be seeking public comment on how elementary schools should be structured. Anger over that issue is what led to the May 24 recall election in which Sue Pickrell, Hannah Ramiskey, Al Johnson, Dorothy Smestad and Bill Pfeifer lost their seats.

The five new members will serve until a regular school board election in October

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