BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot School Board Trustee Bryce Lloyd submitted his resignation at the board meeting Thursday and Dr. Taylor Johansen was appointed to fill the vacancy.
In tending his resignation, Lloyd said he didn't have the time to devote to the school board and to his professional and personal obligations. Lloyd said he spoke to his constituents in Groveland to receive recommendations on who should be appointed to fill the Zone 4 vacancy. He recommended Johansen, who was approved on a 4-1 vote with Trustee Pete Lipovac casting the dissenting vote.
The board members thanked Lloyd for his service and dedication to his zone and the district as a whole.
"We're going to feel the loss," Chairman R. Scott Reese said.
"He was very dedicated, very committed," Groveland Elementary Principal Christine Silzly said. "Bryce has supported everything that has gone on within our school."
Johansen, a general surgeon at the Blackfoot Medical Center, said he's excited about the opportunity to serve the district and to be able to look out for the interests of his children and all children in the district. He has six children—one is in middle school, two in elementary school, one in kindergarten and two younger children.
"I'm happy about the opportunity to do this," Johansen said.
He will serve the remainder of Lloyd's term, which expires in 2013.