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Board elects president and vice president for 2019-20 school year

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education has elected a new president and vice president for the 2019-20 school year.

During the board’s annual re-organizational meeting, which took place July 2 at Eagle Hill Middle School, board members elected Marissa Joy Mims to serve as board president and Shari Lindars as vice president. The positions are one-year terms. 

Also during the meeting, Superintendent Craig J. Tice and three board members took the oath of office for their respective positions. In May, district residents re-elected Elena Romano to her seventh term and Daryll Fitch Wheeler to her second term. Voters elected Mark Vislosky to his first term. Each will serve a three-year term on the board, which began July 1. 

In addition to the elected members, the board includes a non-voting student member selected each year by the administration to serve a one-year term. The student, who must be a senior at F-M High School, attends all public meetings and is allowed to participate in all public discussions. The 2019-20 student member is Madeline Noel, who was also sworn in during the meeting. 

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.

More information about the board of education, including  information about each board member, may be found on the district website.

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Marissa Joy Mims will serve as the 2019-20 board of education president.
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Shari Lindars will serve as the 2019-20 board of education vice president.
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Board clerk Sarah Gridley swears in Elena Romano to her seventh term on the board of education.
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Board clerk Sarah Gridley swears in Mark Vislosky for his first term on the board of education.
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Board clerk Sarah Gridley swears in Daryll Fitch Wheeler to her second term on the board.
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Board clerk Sarah Gridley swears in Craig J. Tice for his fifth school year as the F-M superintendent of schools.
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F-M High School senior Madeline Noel is sworn in to serve as the ex-officio student member of the board of education.