Rachel Bone was elected to the District 4 seat of the state Board of Education. According to the November 3rd Lincoln Journal Star, Bone said that if creationism were to become an issue before the board she would defend teaching it in the schools. (Reports of the National Center for Science Education, July/Aug 2000, p.12)Rachel Bone
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Given the amount of feedback generated by the issue of science standards, including constituent contact, the number of petition signatures that were gathered and the outpouring of public support on this issue, Family First was surprised and disappointed to see the final vote. The vote break down was 5-2, with 5 ( Kim Peterson- District 1, Ann Mactier-District 2 , Bev Peterson- District 3 , Stephen Scheer-District 5 and Fred Meyer- istrict 6 ) voting against making the changes outlined in the petition. Kathy Wilmot (District 7) and Kathryn Piller (District 8) both acted in favor of the changes. Rachel Bone (District 4) was unable to attend the meeting, but indicated support for making the changes.