Reunited: Back on board

LAKE LINDEN — After less than a month, Lori Ambuehl rejoined the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board after appointed to the board at a special meeting earlier this month.

Ambuehl replaced Trustee Rebbecca Loukus, who submitted her resignation shortly after January’s board meeting.

Ambuehl had resigned prior to January’s reorganization meeting. The board appointed former board President Patricia Burton, who had been voted out in the November election.

Ambuehl and Burton were the sole applicants for their positions. Both positions are six-year terms.

Superintendent Craig Sundblad said the positions were advertised for three days in the paper; though not required by school bylaws, he said, the district also waits a week for applications.

“(Loukus) resigned shortly after the last meeting,” he said. “We had to fill it within 30 days, which would have been last week.”

Loukus gave no reason for her resignation in her Jan. 12 letter, but thanked the board for the experience.

“In my short time as a member of the Lake Linden-Hubbell School Board, I have come to understand and appreciate the operations and decisions that go into helping a school function and what it takes to ensure a proper education for our children,” she said.

In her resignation letter to the board last month, Ambuehl cited personal issues which would be too time-consuming to remain on the board. She said Monday that issue had been cleared up.

“I was afraid it would take away time from the board, and I didn’t want that,” she said. “We have a very busy schedule, but I was able to resolve it.”