Grange named to Boise School Board

Shauneen Grange, an Idaho native, was named to the Boise School District’s Board of Trustees Monday night, replacing Rory Jones. Grange will serve out Jones’ term, which ends in September 2014.

Grange grew up in Boise and graduated in 1982 from Capital High School, which is in the Boise School District. She also is a graduate of Boise State University.

Grange has worked in Idaho politics at the state, county and municipal levels. She served as chief of staff for the House minority leader, as chief administrative officer for the city of Boise and as field director for the bipartisan community college effort that resulted in the College of Western Idaho. She was on the staff of the 2001 Redistricting Commission.

She was named to the 2011 redistricting committee that redrew Idaho’s legislative and congressional map. She was appointed by House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston.

Grange prevailed in a rigorous selection process. Ten finalists answered a set of questions, went through a 30-minute interview and gave a three-minute presentation. The board voted in favor of Grange.

Jones resigned after 26 years on the board; he was the board’s longest serving member. He said he resigned in order to pursue other interests.

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