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Magnuson will return as school board chair in 2012

Leadership on the District 196 School Board will remain the same in 2012 as it was in 2011.

School board members once again chose Rosemount resident Jackie Magnuson as its board chair at their first meeting of the new year Monday. This is the third consecutive year Magnuson has served as board chair and the seventh year overall.

Magnuson was first elected to the board in 1989.

Board members also re-elected Rosemount resident Rob Duchscher as the board's vice chair Monday. Joel Albright will serve as clerk and Art Coulson will serve as treasurer.

In other organizational matters, the board chose Bob Schutte, Duchscher and Gary Huusko to serve on the audit and finance committee; Magnuson, Albright, Schutte and Coulson to serve on the curriculum and instruction committee; Coulson, Huusko and Magnuson to serve on the legislative committee; and Duchscher, Albright and Mike Roseen to serve on the policy review committee.

The board appointed Albright and Schutte as its representatives to the Association of Metropolitan School Districts; Magnuson to the Community Collaboration Council; Huusko, Roseen and Schutte to the Community Education Advisory Council; Magnuson to the Continuing Education/Vocational Re-Licensure Council; Coulson to the Gifted and Talented Advisory Council; Magnuson to the Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit; Albright and Magnuson to the Middle School Program Review Steering Committee; Duchscher and Roseen to the Minnesota State High School League; Coulson to the Native American Parent Advisory Committee; Coulson to the Q Comp Educational Improvement Planning Team; Albright and Schutte to Schools for Equity in Education; Albright to the Special Education Advisory Council; and Albright and Coulson to Technology & Information Educational Services.