BOE appoints temporary new member

During its January 8 meeting, the F-M Board of Education voted to appoint Kelly Fumarola as a temporary board member to replace former board Vice President Sharon Lindars, who passed away in December.

Kelly Fumarola will fill Sharon Lindar's seat on the BOE through May, 2024.
Kelly Fumarola will fill Sharon Lindars’ seat on the BOE through May, 2024.

Fumarola has served two terms on the F-M Board of Education, and just completed her most recent three-year term in June. Current board members agreed that due to her leaving the board just six months ago, the appointment of Fumarola will provide a seamless transition in helping finish out this year’s work. 

Fumarola has lived in the district for 15 years and she and her husband, Adam, have two children, one a freshman at Binghamton University and one a freshman at F-M High School. She has previously served on the F-M Community Facility Task Force and is a former co-vice president and president of Fayetteville Elementary School’s Home and School Association.

This appointment will be effective through May 21, when the community will vote for a permanent replacement for Lindars during the 2024 school budget vote. The board did not elect a new Vice President to replace Lindars during its Jan. 8 meeting, and will discuss that appointment again during the next meeting on Jan. 22.