Since their election in 2006, instantly becoming the controlling majority on the Hesperia Unified School District school board, Hardy Black, Robert Kirk and Lee Rogers, have run the board. Monday night, they made it official.

At the last school board meeting of the year, Robert Kirk was named board president for 2008, Rogers was made board vice-president and Black was named board clerk. Each will serve a one-year term.

The titles carry no extra power on the board, but put Kirk in the role of running the meetings, with Rogers stepping in if he's unavailable. Each decision was made with a 3-2 vote, with board members Bruce Minton and Helen Rogers dissenting.

The next school board meeting will be held January 14, 2008, at the HUSD Administration & Educational Support Center, 15576 Main Street, starting at 6 p.m.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.