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Kathy Lewis Retiring From Lakeville's School Board After 22 Years

First elected in 1990, Lewis has watched enrollment double while serving on the board.

After 22 years of elected service on Lakeville's School Board, Kathy Lewis is stepping away.

She announced yesterday that she wasn't seeking re-election and would serve out her term which expires at the end of the year.

"(Lakeville's school district) is a phenomenal visionary organization with a mission that I continue to respect and support," she said in a press release announcing her retirement. "The administration and staff are devoted to ensuring learning and success for each student.”

Lewis, who works as a nurse at Fairview Ridges in Burnsville, was first elected to the board in 1990 when enrollment was just 4,717 students. She witnessed first hand the population boom that brought enrollment over 11,000 just a couple years ago.

She has served in many leadership roles during her service on the board, including board chair, vice chair and board clerk. Currently, she represents Lakeville on the Intermediate School District 917 Board of Education and serves as treasurer on that board. 

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ABSG August 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Now This Is GREAT News!! 20 years long over due! Why on earth we do not have term limits for all elected positions is beyond me. I am sure we will give her a plaque or maybe we could name a park after her ... we like to do that in Lakeville recently.

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