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.