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Kim Frumveller and John Guttenberg will be replacing two outgoing Elizabeth Board of Education members whose terms end this month. Frumveller received 3,708 votes and Guttenberg received 3,852 votes, while candidate Valerie Jeffers received 1,957 votes.
Both winning candidates were endorsed by the Elbert County Republicans, who stated: “Kim and John are both fiscal conservatives who oppose federal mandates like Common Core standards, the Polis comprehensive sex ed requirements and support local control and parental choice.”
Guttenberg is a retired Army sergeant major and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. While he doesn't have children attending school in the district, Guttenberg has been chairman of the scholarship program for the American Legion, and helped create funding for Frontier High students to take fall and spring trips.
Guttenberg vowed to look into school security when elected, and determine if there was room for improvement.
“I think the district has made great security progress in the last year by having an RSO (resource security officer) at the high school," said Guttenberg. “To ensure greatest security, some things have to be on a need-to-know basis. But when elected I will take in in-depth look into security to see if there are any improvements to be made.”
Guttenberg also promised to focus on continued improvement in mental health and security in district schools, as well as increasing academic results and retaining teachers.
Frumveller is the owner of CCS Choppers and CCS Metal Fab, and currently has children attending schools in the district. During the campaign she promised to support the school district in its continuing efforts to enhance security at schools, addressing mental health needs of students, as well as actively listening to the parents of students.
"I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support and faith in this past election. I am truly honored to be a part of the Elizabeth School District Board of Directors," Frumveller said. "I would also like to congratulate John Guttenberg on his victory as well. I look forward to working with him and our current board in supporting the district and community. Thank you again for all your support."
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