The School Board elected John Stevens the new Potomac District representative at a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Administration Building in Ashburn.
When former School Board member John A. Andrews stepped down from his position as Potomac District representative, Stevens and Kathy Lague, an active parent within the Loudoun County Public School system, submitted their applications to the School Board for review. The terms for all the School Board members expire Dec. 31.
The School Board ran down a list of questions at a public hearing Monday, Feb. 12, at the Administration Building in Ashburn, to help it make a decision.
Stevens received yes votes from School Board chairman Robert Dupree (Dulles), Thomas Reed (At Large), Joseph Guzman (Sugarland Run), Mark Nuzacco (Catoctin), Priscilla Godfrey (Blue Ridge), Thomas Reed (At Large) and Sarah Smith (Leesburg), and Warren Geurin (Sterling), Thomas Reed (At Large) and Bob Ohneiser (Broad Run) voted for Lague.
STEVENS, A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER and consultant, will serve on the finance, construction and site acquisition; personnel services; health, safety and wellness; and technology steering committees.
DuPree, who joined the School Board under similar circumstances, compared his first term on the School Board to "jumping on a train that’s already moving 60 miles per hour."
Stevens' first task will be tackling the fiscal year 2008 schools budgets with the Board of Supervisors.
"It will be a hectic time, but we appreciate your willingness to serve," DuPree said.
Stevens said he has one goal in mind.
"Full funding from the Board of Supervisors," he said.
School Board members thanked Lague for her involvement with students in the community.
Specifically, Geurin thanked Lague for her dedication to Potomac Falls High Schools and River Bend Middle School students. Lague was the former River Bend Middle School PTA president and is the Potomac Falls High School PTSO vice president.
Stevens said he plans to run for re-election in November.