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Russell Pope, Fontana, is the newest Unified School District 362 board of education member.
On a 6-0 vote Monday night, the Prairie View district board elected Pope from among four candidates for the open District 1 seat, vacated in July when Gary Spears moved out of district.
During a 45-minute special meeting for public interviews in front of the board, Pope said he considered the vacated seat as an opportunity “to get involved and with an open mind to understand what really goes on in the school district.”

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here.


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