New members take seats on West Chester school board
By Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News
POSTED: 12/03/13, 1:16 AM EST |
WEST GOSHEN — The culmination of efforts to elect four new board members to the West Chester Area School District were realized Monday evening at the annual reorganization meeting.
Board members Joyce Chester, Robin Kaliner, Chris McCune and Ricky Swalm joined the four other returning members.
The new members replace previous board members Ed Coyle, Sean Carpenter, Maria Pimley and Heidi Adsett.
All members are to serve four-year terms expiring in 2017.
Swalm was unanimously elected to the position of board president following the oaths of office. Swalm previously served on the board and served as board president last in 2011.
Swalm replaces board member Vince Murphy, who served as board president for the last two years. Read More
Please join the Better Direction for West Chester Team in a round of applause, congratulations and best wishes to Joyce Chester, Robin Kaliner, Chris McCune and Ricky Swalm on the event of their swearing-in ceremony tonight !
The ceremony will take place at the Spellman Education Building at 7:00 p.m.
With sincere gratitude, the Better Direction team would like to thank each and every one of you who came out to vote on Tuesday. The people have spoken, and our team looks forward to joining the board in December. We would also like to thank all the dedicated volunteers and supporters who helped us win yesterday’s election. Without all of you, we would not have been victorious at the polls.
We understand that the hard work has just begun. Now it's our turn to step up and do what's right for the students and taxpayers of our school district. Your cries for change have not fallen on deaf ears; we will work to make you proud every day.
We look forward to working with all school board directors to advance education in West Chester.