Katie Wilberding Cross was an unopposed school board candidate. Credit: Photo provided Englewood Public Schools

UPDATED 7:51 a.m., Nov. 10.

Englewood resident Katie Wilberding Cross ran unopposed for a seat on the Englewood Board of Education in the Nov. 7 General Election and will now serve on the board.

Preliminary results released on the Arapahoe County website Thursday evening show she received 4,566 votes.

Wilberding Cross is scheduled to be sworn in and sign an oath at a regular school board meeting Dec. 5. 

Wilberding Cross said the top issues she’d like to address as a board member are “declining enrollment and substantial shortfalls in funding.”

Additionally, as a board member, Wilberding Cross said she hopes to prioritize “shared decision-making with students, families, school staff and community members.”

“I also know many school boards across the Denver Metro region and the country have become divisive and political. In my time on the board, I plan to avoid these divisive politics and consistently remain focused on what is best for children, families and the community,” she said.

Wilberding Cross said she is “looking forward to deepening her understanding and involvement in the district and in the greater community.”

“I look forward to being a community leader who advocates for all children and families in the community,” she said. “I am honored to serve on the board of education for Englewood Schools. I look forward to collaborating with the community to co-create solutions which best support our students, families, the district and Englewood.” 

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