Snyder wins

Trish Snyder wins school district's only contested race

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A largely uncontested race for seats on the Board of Education for the Moffat County School District showed voters' clear choice in choosing a candidate for District I.

Trish Snyder received 1,609 votes compared to 664 votes for Leroy North.

In other districts, unopposed incumbent Steve Hafey of District II garnered 1,947 votes. Unopposed candidates Joann Baxter and Andrea Camp earned 1,965 votes and 2,007, respectively.

Snyder said she was excited to get started in her new role.

"This is definitely going to be a new learning experience for me," she said. "One of the reasons I wanted to work with the school district was to have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of how it works."

The new candidates should face issues this year of adopting a charter school plan for the Dinosaur community. Talk already has begun circulating about the district investigating the options of year-round school.

During a voter forum last month, candidates said they wanted to address issues such as the district's high dropout rates. Other concerns were keeping up high levels of academics for all students and ensuring students received a well-rounded education.

New school board members will attend the first meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at in the boardroom at 775 Yampa Ave.

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or ahatten@craigdailypress.com.

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