The Pueblo West View

Three new members to join D70 board

D70 to vote on retirement program

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.


Pueblo County District 70 school board was expected to vote Tuesday on a retirement incentive program for employees.

The board, scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center, 301 28th Lane, with a work session immediately after the regular meeting.

Details of the retirement incentive program were not available on prior to the View’s deadline.

The board also scheduled to vote on revisions to policies regarding alcohol and drug-free workplace and staff conduct; and two new policies pertaining to the evaluation of licensed personnel.

At its work session, the board was expected to discuss revisions to the district’s policy on bidding procedures.

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