By CRISTINA JANNEY
Four new board members took their seats on the Hays USD 489 school board on Monday night for the first work session of 2020.
Newly elected board members Allen Park, Craig Pallister, Lori Hertel and Tammy Wellbrock joined their first meeting as active board members.
They were sworn in by the county clerk earlier this month.
Allen Park is retired from USD 489. He spent 25 years as principal, including at Washington Elementary School before the school was closed.
Tammy Wellbrock is the former director of Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. She is now the owner of her own consulting business, Girl Twin Solutions.
Craig Pallsiter retired two years ago from his position at Hays Middle School where he was principal for 25 years.
Lori Hertel is a mental health counselor.
The four new members replace outgoing members Paul Adams, Luke Oborny, Greg Schwartz and Mandy Fox.