Ann C. Forbush, a classroom teacher in Jordan School District, and Dick Loomis, a financial consultant, succeeded in ousting incumbent Rodney L. Dahl from the Jordan School Board. Forbush and Loomis now will face off in November.
Forbush won about 47 percent of the vote in a Precinct 3 run-off, followed by Loomis with 595 votes (33 percent.) Dahl, owner of Willow Creek Travel, had 366 votes and 20 percent of the tally.Forbush apparently was able to convince Jordan District voters that her experience as a teacher gives her insight into district challenges. She has identified smaller class sizes in the primary grades as a prime objective. Her teaching experience has been at Bell View, Draper, Alta View, Riverton and Oakdale elementary schools.
Loomis, who is associated with The Prudential Co., has been in the insurance business since 1976. He is involved in a number of community service and professional organizations.
He has been a member of the Hillcrest High School Community Council since 1992 and also was named to the State Board of Education's consortium on curriculum ethics and development. He served on the Jordan District committee that made a pre-study of issues surrounding a $115 million bond issue. He believes non-educators bring a needed dimension to school boards.
Dahl served four years on the board.
Growth, with construction to continue for several years to house students, will continue to be the district's most significant challenge. Two new high schools are now under construction.