Rob Duchscher was elected chair of the District 196 School Board for 2013 at the board’s annual organization meeting Jan. 7.
This will be Duchscher’s fourth year as chair during his 13 years on the board. He was first elected in 1999 and served as board chair in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The board also elected Jackie Magnuson as vice chair, Gary Huusko as clerk and Art Coulson as treasurer for 2013. It approved assignments to four board committees and organizations on which the School Board is represented.
Board committee assignments through December 2013 are as follows: Audit and Finance Committee – Bob Schutte, chair, Duchscher and Huusko; Curriculum and Instruction Committee – Magnuson, chair, Joel Albright, Coulson and Schutte; Legislative Committee – Coulson, chair, Huusko and Magnuson; and Policy Review Committee – Duchscher, chair, Albright and Mike Roseen.