Shortly after Thursday night's school board meeting got underway, Trustees Judy Bush and Maurice Goodman switched seats. Bush had just been selected by her fellow trustees as board president for the next year.
"It will be my honor to serve as president," said Bush, after the trustees in attendance unanimously voted her in (Trustee Shirley Hoch is on medical leave).
Bush, who had formerly been vice president, replaces Maurice Goodman as president. Board members hold one-year terms in their offices.
The board selected Trustee Philip Weise, formerly the clerk, as vice president, and Trustee Liza Normandy as clerk.
Bush thanked Goodman for his service over the last year; for his part, Goodman asked students, teachers, staff and board members to stand.
"The reason we survived during the last year during some of these trials and tribulations is because of you all," Goodman said.
Jan Speller, president of the Classroom Teachers Association, said she appreciated that Goodman never strayed from two themes: transparency and community involvement.
"You've kept students at the center of your vision," Speller said. "While we've had our differences, I've appreciated your accessibility and the common ground we've discovered. Thank you for your service as president."