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Ashdown selected to fill vacated position on Riverton school board
Nov 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Two students were expelled for the remainder of the year during an earlier meeting.
Greg Ashdown was the sole applicant to fill Marisa Root's position on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees.
The board accepted his application during a meeting last week.
Supt. Terry Snyder said Ashdown has applied previously for a board position, so trustees already are familiar with him.
"We're very excited about that," Snyder said before he recommended Ashdown for the board spot.
Trustee Larry Christensen has worked with Ashdown in the past.
"He's a very quality individual," Christensen said during the meeting. "He's a very good leader, and I strengths to him that will really be an asset to this board. I'm really looking forward to working with him, as I know we all are."
Ashdown was sworn in and took his seat before participating in his first vote as a board member -- to adjourn the meeting.
Root resigned after deciding to move to Sheridan. She served on the board twice, from 2000 to 2008 and from 2010 to 2012.
Board members met Thursday, Nov. 1, to expel two students for the remainder of the school year, one from Riverton High School and one from Riverton Middle School. The RHS student was expelled for unlawful intimidation of school authorities as well as disruptive conduct and cooperation with school personnel. The RMS student was expelled for unlawful intimidation of school authorities.