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Tandy Ulleg chosen to fill Coloma’s school boardvacancy


During a special meeting of the Coloma Board of Education Monday night, Jan. 30, 2023, Tandy Ulleg was once again appointed to fill the vacancy following the resignation of the former board member, Robert Hirsh.

As reported last week, the Coloma Board of Education President, Heidi Ishmael, stated that the board decided to look back at the most recent applicants only after receiving confirmation from their attorney that the process they were going to embark on was not in violation of their bylaws. Receiving confirmation that the process was indeed within the constructs of the bylaws, one of the applicants from 2022, Tandy Ulleg, was chosen to fill the open position where she took the oath of office on January 9 at a regularly scheduled meeting.

The decision to fill the vacancy in this manner was challenged and the BOE decided to re-open the search and accepted applications until Thursday, Jan. 26. At that point two candidates submitted applications. They were Tandy Ulleg and Deb Frank, and both were interviewed.

Board President Ishmael stated, “Both candidates were highly qualified and brought different strengths to the table with their prior knowledge and work experience. In the end, the decision for Tandy was based on her commitment to all kids and her willingness to represent all of our stakeholders.”

Ulleg, also current vice president of the parent teacher organization for K-5 at Coloma Community Schools, in a statement said, “I look forward to serving Coloma Schools on the Board of Education as a trustee and working toward the shared goal of always supporting our students, teachers, and administrators.”

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