Board of education elects 2018-19 officers

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education elected its 2018-19 president and vice president, and two new members joined the board during its annual July re-organizational meeting.

During the July 2 meeting at Eagle Hill Middle School, board members elected Daryll Wheeler to serve a second term as board president and Rebecca Cohen to serve her first as vice president. The positions are one-year terms. Mrs. Wheeler was elected to the board in 2016, and Ms. Cohen was elected in 2017.

Also during the meeting, three board members and Superintendent Craig J. Tice took the oath of office for their respective positions. In May, district residents elected Sharon Lindars, Marissa Joy Mims and Daniel Seidberg to serve three-year terms on the board, which began July 1.

Ms. Mims is serving her fourth term on the board. Ms. Lindars and Mr. Seidberg are serving their first terms. Dr. Tice has served as superintendent of schools since July 2015.

The board of education is the school district’s official policy-making body. It is comprised of nine school district residents who voters elect to three-year terms in an annual election. Board members are not compensated.

The board also includes a student member who is appointed by the board to serve a one-year term. F-M High School senior Elizabeth Brady was appointed to the position for the 2018-19 school year.

The student member attends all public board meetings and is allowed to participate in all public discussions and voice opinions. They are not allowed to attend executive or exempt sessions.