Newly elected school board members were sworn in during a special Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday morning. Greg Madden and Mike Illg, who had previously served on the school board, gave their oath of office. Matthew Morse, who won the District 2 school board seat in Kenai, was not present. Madden won over 15-year school board incumbent Marty Anderson in a highly contentious four-way race.
The school board also welcomed their new student representatives, Tanis Lorring of Soldotna High School and Joseph Yourkoski of Nikiski High School. Lorring was selected as the school board representative. Yourkoski was chosen to represent the Board of Education Information Committee. Both students were selected at the Sept. 11 district-wide student council meeting.