Matherly resigns from Re-1 school board |

Matherly resigns from Re-1 school board

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -The Roaring Fork School Board announced the resignation of Re-1 board member Bruce Matherly of Basalt on Wednesday.

Matherly told board members he retired from the board to spend more time with his family. Had he continued with the board, his term would have ended in November 2005.

Matherly served as board president for four years, as vice president for two years, and most recently as secretary of the board.

Robin Garvik of Carbondale, Re-1 board president, said Matherly always offered a balanced perspective, and worked tirelessly for public education.

“Bruce is valued by his colleagues for his global thinking, having always set priorities for the health of the organization as a whole,” she said. “He is a thoughtful and steady individual who has never sought the limelight. Bruce was always present, always spoke his truth and always let go of the outcome. “The board and district applaud Bruce for his commitment and dedication,” added Garvik. “Bruce is a strong advocate for public education. His voice will be missed a great deal. A simple thank-you cannot possibly express the level of appreciation that is felt for Bruce’s years of service and sacrifice.”

Neither Matherly nor Re-1 superintendent Fred Wall were available for comment Wednesday.

The board is currently accepting letters of interest to fill Matherly’s board seat.

Candidates must live within Basalt’s District A, which is east of Highway 82 including parts of Basalt and the Fryingpan. District A also jumps Highway 82, bordering West Sopris Creek Road to the west, and Snowmass Creek and Popish roads to the southwest.

Once appointed, the new school board member will serve until November 2003 and will have the option of running for an additional four-year term.

Visit the school district office at 1405 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs to view maps of District A, or call Joan Telinde at the district office at 384-6009 for information.

The deadline to submit letters of intent is 3 p.m. Friday, June 20.

Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518

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