DeKALB – Come Tuesday, the DeKalb School District 428 Board will look significantly different, with four new board members set to be sworn in during a special meeting.
Top vote-getter Sarah Moses, along with Samantha McDavid, David Seymour and Jeromy Olson, will begin their four-year terms; all will hold office for the first time. The board oversees the superintendent and sets policy for the district, along with managing a $93 million operating budget.
According to the board agenda for the meeting, which is set for 7 p.m. at the district’s Education Center, the members also will elect a new president, clerk and treasurer.
Exiting board members Fred Davis and Rick Smith, who lost their bids for re-election April 2, will vacate their seats at the start of the meeting, as will Kerry Mellott and Howard Solomon, who did not seek re-election. Outgoing members will be presented with awards of merit, the agenda shows.
Board President Victoria Newport’s term expires in 2021, as do Jeff Hallgren and Valerie Pena-Hernandez’s terms.
All incoming board members have completed training mandated by the state Board of Education, District 428 Superintendent Jamie Craven said.