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DeKalb School District 428 Board sets special meeting to swear in new members

4 new members to swear in; 3 new officers to be elected

DeKalb School District 428 Board candidates Sarah Moses (left) and Samantha McDavid celebrate as election results are announced April 2 during a party at Rosita's Mexican Restaurant in DeKalb. Moses, McDavid, David Seymour and Jeromy Olson won spots on the board.
DeKalb School District 428 Board candidates Sarah Moses (left) and Samantha McDavid celebrate as election results are announced April 2 during a party at Rosita's Mexican Restaurant in DeKalb. Moses, McDavid, David Seymour and Jeromy Olson won spots on the board.

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.

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