Board elects president and vice president for 2020-21 school year
During the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Board of Education’s annual re-organizational meeting, board members elected their board officers for the 2020-21 school year.
During the meeting, which took place July 13 via the online meeting platform Zoom, board members elected Wendy Rhodes to serve as board president and Lori DeForest as vice president. The positions are each one-year terms.
Also during the meeting, Superintendent Peter Smith, District Clerk Timothy Decker and three board members took the oath of office for their respective positions. In June, district residents re-elected Christine Woodcock Dettor to her second term on the board and Joe Gross and David Leach both to their first terms of service. Each board member will serve a three-year term on the board, which began July 1.
The board of education is the school district’s official policy-making body. It is comprised of nine school district residents who voters elect during an annual election, which is held the same day as the school district budget vote. Terms are staggered so that three members are elected each year. They are not compensated for their work as board members.