Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Education

New School Board Members Sworn In; Massaro and Conklin Get Chair and Vice Chair

ADVERTISEMENT

The Flagler School Board on Tuesday swore in its new members and made new appointments to the positions of Chair and Vice Chair. Members Sally Hunt, Will Furry, and Christy Chong took their places on the dais while Cheryl Massaro and Colleen Conklin were appointed Chair and Vice Chair respectively.

The vote to appoint Massaro as Chair was unanimous; she was nominated by Furry in his first act on the Board. No members submitted an alternative choice and all voted in favor.

ADVERTISEMENT

The vote for Vice Chair was kicked off with Chong nominating Furry. Conklin, the Vice Chair going in, was then put forth to maintain her position. Conklin was supported by Massaro and Hunt, while Furry’s nomination was approved only by himself and Chong.

Newly appointed Chair Cheryl Massaro. Ⓒ AskFlagler

The previous Chair, Trevor Tucker, has received generally positive feedback from his fellow members for his job helming the Board, but lost his re-election bid to Chong in August. The School Board is now three-fifths newly elected members, with Tucker’s and Jill Woolbright’s losses and Janet McDonald’s decision to run for County Commission.

A preview of the voting dynamic of the Board was quickly showcased in one of the earlier agenda items. The matter of appointing a member as Director and Advocacy Committee Member for the purposes of the Florida School Boards Association in Tallahassee. Massaro and Conklin assumed the roles of Director and Alternate respectively, while the role of Advocacy Committee Member came to a vote. Both Furry and Hunt wanted the primary role and to relegate the other to Alternate. Again Furry was backed only by Chong, with Hunt taking the role by a 3-2 majority. According to Board Attorney Kristy Gavin, it was the first time such competition had arisen for that post.

Written By

Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

ADVERTISEMENT
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You May Also Like

2022 Election

Will Furry has bested opponent Courtney VandeBunte to win his first term on the Flagler School Board. Furry and VandeBunte both advanced out of...

2022 Election

Will Furry, candidate for the Flagler School Board’s District 2 seat, is receiving criticism for a campaign mailer that appears to masquerade as supporting...

2022 Election

The Flagler County Association of Realtors (FCAR) has released three endorsements for the upcoming November general election. As per a Monday press release, its...

2022 Election

Flagler School Board member Jill Woolbright has been defeated in her first re-election bid by challenger Sally Hunt. Woolbright’s tenure on the School Board...

2022 Election

BUNNELL – Tuesday evening’s Flagler School Board meeting gathered with one topic in mind perhaps more than any other. Board member Jill Woolbright, who...