Pine River-Backus School Board appoints a new member, elects a new chair.
The Pine River-Backus School Board on Monday, Feb. 11, unanimously appointed Leslie Bouchonville to the vacant board seat. The board then elected Sandy Poferl as chair for 2013 on a split vote.
These decisions concluded two difficult choices in the making since January.
Monday, resident Darren Sonenstahl and others suggested the public should have appointed the new board member.