Congratulations to the new Board of Education President and Vice President. Ms. Pat O'Neill was elected unanimously to serve as the President of the Board of Education and Mr. Chris Barclay was elected unanimously to serve as the Vice President of the Board of Education.
Ms. O'Neill is no stranger to the Board Presidency. This is her fourth term as Board President and eleventh year as a school board member. She brings tremendous experience, respect, and know-how into the process. Similarly, Mr. Barclay is very well respected (and just an all-around nice guy) He himself has a financial background - as he previously served as the Chair of the Fiscal Management Committee and has served for three years on the Board of Education. When it comes down to the difficult choices that are going to have to be made this year in terms of the budget and other issues, they will provide the leadership the school system desperately needs to succeed and get out of these troubling times.