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Three new members to join D70 board

Swearing-in set for this afternoon

Pueblo County School District 70 will welcome recently elected board members today.

District 70’s three new members — Jill Deulen, Mark Emery and Debbie Houghton — will be sworn in by Pueblo County Clerk Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz at 4:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center, 301 28th Lane.

Emery, who will represent District 4, replaces outgoing board president Lynette Masters, who served eight years and was term-limited.

Deulen, District 3, will fill the position previously held by Michael Connolly, who did not run for a second term on the board.

Emery and Deulen were unopposed in the Nov. 5 election.

Houghton defeated Jonathan Ambler for the District 5 seat. Houghton will replace David Valdez, who also was term-limited.

Immediately after the new members are sworn in, they will join existing members Ted Ortiviz and Tony Montoya in electing new officers for the year.

The new board will hold its regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m., followed immediately by a work session.

The board is scheduled to vote on several expenditures related to ongoing bond projects.

The board also will receive an update on the status of bond projects that have been ongoing since voters approved a $59.5 million bond initiative last year.

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