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Prairie View board seat vacant once again

Updated: Aug 18

LA CYGNE – After serving a brief stint on the Prairie View USD 362 Board of Education, Maggie Peterson resigned her post on Monday, June 13.

Representing District 4, which covers the northeast corner of the district, including Linn Valley, Peterson joined the board in February. She was the sole applicant when the district sought a representative from that area earlier this year.

With no one filing to run for the seat in the November 2021 election, and a successful write-in candidate declining to accept the post, Peterson volunteered to represent the area. She was approved by the board and began her duties at the Feb. 14 school board meeting.

At that time, she said that she felt that Linn Valley definitely needed a representative on the Prairie View board.

She said she was resigning because her family was moving to a rural area just south of Des Moines, Iowa. She said her husband traveled extensively, and a move to Iowa would allow him to be home more often.

After the board accepted her resignation on Monday, she thanked the other board members for the opportunity to serve the district.

Superintendent Rex Bollinger said the district would post an ad seeking another representative from that district. He said he hoped the board would have another candidate to consider as soon as the July meeting.

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