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School Board Members Sworn into Office

In front of a packed boardroom filled with students, parents, and community leaders, newcomer Mark Gerson alongside incumbents Teresa Branch, Joe Sims and BJ Fore took the oath of office. Each will serve a four-year term on the Caldwell County Board of Education.

Former board member Duane Knight, who served for 11.5 years, did not run for re-election.

The Board typically holds an organizational meeting after a school board election, which is held every two years. The chairperson and a vice-chairperson are elected to serve for a two-year term. The board voted Darrell Pennell as Chairman, who has served in this capacity since 2011, and Chris Becker as Vice-Chairman.

The Caldwell County School Board is a seven-member board elected at large with staggering terms of four years.