SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Sioux City Community Schools Superintendent, Paul Gausman, says he is thankful for his current school board, as well as excited for the next.
“Every time you have new board members come in, new ideas will come to the floor and we’ll figure out that new sense of normal of working together,” said Dr. Paul Gausman, Superintendent of Sioux City Community School District. “It really takes a team-the board is a 7-member team who employees the superintendent and sets policy for the direction of the district- and I think we are well served.”
The newly elected board members will be sworn in on November 25th.
KTIV caught up with two of them Tuesday night, and they said they are ready to start.
“I think it’s clear that the citizens want transparency and accountability from the school board,” said Dan Greenwell, Sioux City School Board Elect. “And a more open school board, a more communicative school board, and one that really protects taxpayer dollars.”
“Day one, we’re hitting the books hard,” said Monique Scarlett, Sioux City School Board Elect. “We’re gonna study, we’re gonna uncover what needs to be uncovered, we’re gonna address issues, we’re gonna make our district the best it can be so it’s a lot of studying.”
Miyuki Nelson, the only incumbent on the ballot, was 200 votes shy of winning re-election.
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – On the ballot for Sioux City voters during the November 5 elections was the race to fill 4 seats on the Sioux City Community School Board.
Only one incumbent was running for reelection. But, Miyuki Nelson won’t have the chance to serve another term as she finished fifth.
According to the unofficial results, the top vote-getters who will each earn a term on the school board are:
- Dan Greenwell who had 23% support receiving 6,571 votes.
- Followed by Juline Albert with 17% support receiving 4,947 votes.
- Monique Scarlett and Taylor Goodvin round out the new faces on the school board both receiving 16% and 15% support respectively.
- Scarlett received 4,495 votes and Goodvin receiving 4,351 votes.
- Nelson finished in fifth with 15% support receiving 4,151 votes.
- Shaun Broyhill finished sixth with 14% support receiving 4,078 votes.