Four outgoing USD 373 Board of Education members will be recognized at the December BOE meeting for their service and commitment to the Newton Schools community. Outgoing board members are: Barbara Bunting who will have served four terms for a total of sixteen years at the end of 2017. Barbara served as President of the Board for one year and Vice President for seven years.  Renee Erickson who was completing her second term and had served seven and one-half years before stepping down from the board in August after moving to Wichita. Renee served as President of the Board for two years.  Tim Hodge who was serving his second term for a total of six years when he stepped down in September after being elected to the KS State House of Representatives last fall. Tim served as President of the Board for one year.  Dick Koontz who will have served one term for a total of four years at the end of 2017. Dick served as President of the Board for two years.
  The December BOE meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Board of Education Room at McKinley Administrative Center, 308 East First Street.