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Here’s an early look at how the yearbook is covering the school board in the 2016 edition of The Tiger. Elections held May 7 ensured that the following people will have a spot on the 2016-2017 school board: Cara Ashford, Adriana Fields, Ron Kuehler and Greg Lambert. They will join Brady Miller, Cecil Gwyn and Tony Rocha. Greg Hendricks no longer will serve on the board, as he was edged out for a position in Saturday’s vote totals.

On Saturday, May 7, citizens trickled into the GHS history room to vote for the decision-makers of Groom School.

Votes pointed to three people of the four candidates to serve upcoming three-year terms as school board members.  Cara Ashford, Adriana Fields, Ron Kuehler and Greg Hendricks ran for those positions. Ashford, Fields and Kuehler received the most votes. Incumbent Hendricks came in a close fourth behind the three top vote getters of Ashford, Fields and Kuehler, who also was an incumbent. In addition, Greg Lambert ran unopposed to finish out his one-year unexpired term.

Election winners said they all had the same thought in mind: the new school.

“[I want] to get us a new school without adding anything to taxpayers,” Lambert said. “… and hire two more teachers and be able to maintain them.”

Fields, a special education teacher in a neighboring district, had more than just the building in mind.

“Well, as most people know, I’m in special education in Pampa, so education is a passion – as well as having appropriate services for students to be successful,” Fields said. “I am also excited about the new building plans! I think change can be embraced while holding tradition close,” she added.

Kuehler, a businessman and farmer, said he thought the school board has been doing a good job.

“I want to continue the same good job that the school board has been doing,” Kuehler said. “I want to also find a way to use the wind farm money for the school’s benefit.”

This GroomTigerTimes Facebook post ran this weekend, following the school board elections on May 7. The post illustrates the vote totals from the election, as reported by poll worker Marion Fields.
Post by GroomTigerTimes on Facebook
This GroomTigerTimes Facebook post ran this past weekend, following the school board elections on May 7. The post illustrates the vote totals from the election, as reported by poll official Marion Pool.