Outgoing Claymont school board members Jim Shamel and Sky Abbuhl were recently presented with engraved clocks as a thank-you for their dedicated service to the school district. (Tusco TV)

DENNISON (Tusco TV) - The Claymont school board members set to turn over their seats to two newcomers are being recognized for their service to the district.

Outgoing board members Jim Shamel and Sky Abbuhl were presented with wooden clocks inscribed with their names and years of service during Monday’s board of education meeting. Board President Austin Beckley says was a gesture of gratitude for their contributions to the district.

“They was very outstanding and did a wonderful job for this district, will be greatly missed, and I wish them the very best on their new endeavors,” he says.

Shamel says it’s been an honor to serve on the board for the last 16 years. He says while he won’t be involved in future-decision making, he will remain active in the school community. 

"I’ll still be involved. They won’t get rid of me that easy. You know, I’ll still be around. I’m willing to help out any way I can," he says. 

Abbuhl says he’s ready to move on after completing his single, four-year term but wishes the district the best for the future. He and Shamel will be replaced starting next month by newly-elected board members Steve Miles and Kenny Trimmer.