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Friends, family, staff and community members are invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected and re-elected school board members on Dec. 19 at 6:15 p.m. in the Anacortes High School Library, 1600 20th Street. 

Newly elected board member Jennie Beltramini joins re-elected members Matt Cutter and Marilyn Hanesworth. AHS junior Sara Kumar also joins the board as a student representative, replacing Jaida Mason. Beltramini replaces Dr. Bill Shaw, who was recognized by the board at the November 7 school board meeting for his contributions to the district. 

Beltramini, a former district math teacher, currently works as a math specialist for non-profit Student Achievement Partners, which focuses on accelerating academic progress for students who face barriers of racism and poverty.

Hanesworth, a software developer, begins her second four-year term on the board.

Cutter, a retired Naval officer and program manager for flight instruction, begins his first four-year term, after being appointed to fill the vacancy left by Karl Yost in March, 2019.

Student representative Kumar joins the other three student representatives who bring an important student perspective to the board’s decisions. 

“Our board values student achievement and success as well as careful fiscal stewardship of the district,” said board president Bobbilyn Hogge. “Our board works well together, and I’m confident we will continue to make important progress on the district’s goals with our new and returning members.” 

The swearing-in ceremony will take place near the beginning of the December 19th meeting, followed by the regular business meeting of the board. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,564 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

287 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
34,545 Fully Vaccinated
49,322 Initial Doses Given


355,387 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,292 Hospitalizations

5,362 Deaths Statewide
1,765,245 Fully Vaccinated
2,677,748 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 15, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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