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May 3, 2013

Wilmington fills school board vacancy

NEW CASTLE — Autumn Miller has been named to the Wilmington Area School Board.

She was selected at a special meeting this week.

Miller replaces board member Peggy Foht, who served from Feb. 11, 2008, until her resignation April 8.

The board advertised the vacancy and interviewed four applicants Monday. Miller received votes of six board members. Two other applicants received one vote each.

“I was interested in serving on the board because I have four children who will be going through the district,” she explained. “I want to give something back to the community and provide my children with a positive experience.”

Her children are ages 10, 7, 5 and 3.

Miller is an adjunct English professor who teaches college-level writing courses. She works from home in an on-line arrangement with several colleges.

A graduate of the Wilmington district, Miller noted she has lived in the area for most of her life, except for college and early in her marriage. She said she has lived in the Volant area for the past 18 years.

Miller will run for office to fill the four-year term on the school board, she said, appearing on the November ballot as an Independent.

She said she believes the district is doing a good job of educating its children, “but there is always room for improvement.”

She added she and her family enjoy living in the area.

“This is a wonderful, tight-knit community that is a good place to live and to raise a family.”

Also at Monday’s meeting, the board:

•Reviewed drawings for a secure entrance to Pulaski Elementary School.

•Considered the district’s proposed budget for the 2013-14 school year.

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