JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown School Board will have a new president when the new school year starts in July. Current Board President and long-time board member Christine Schnars did not receive enough votes in yesterday’s school board election to be re-elected to the panel.
The leading vote getter last night was Daniel Johnson, who received 368 votes and who will serve a three year term on the panel. Johnson was appointed to the board earlier this year to fill the seat that was vacated after Barbara Piazza resigned. Board Member Laurel Lucas received the second highest total number of votes with 348 and will serve another three-year term. Patrick Slagle received the third highest vote total with 327 and will finish the final year on the seat formerly held by Piazza and Johnson. David Daversa finished with 319 votes and Schnars received 298 votes.
Also last night, the proposed $76.8 million, 2012-2013 budget passed by a vote of 414 to 130. The spending plan contained no tax increase.
Board to Meet Tonight
The Jamestown School board will hold its monthly board meeting tonight in the school administration building. In addition to its regular business, the board will also canvass the votes from yesterdays budget vote and school board election. Tonight’s meeting begins at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.