Lynn Hammond elected Gowanda school board president

GOWANDA – It was ladies night at the Gowanda Board of Education meeting.

At its reorganizational meeting followed by a regular meeting, elections for president and vice president were held. Lynn Hammond was elected President with Sue Flaherty elected Vice President. Hammond re-places former President Mark Nephew and was former vice president.

Newly elected members Ann Martindale and Lynn Guzzetta were given the oath of office. Amanda Pickering, board of education clerk, and Elioenai Burgos, district treasurer, were also sworn in for their respective positions.

Resident Janet Vogtli also had questions for the board of education concerning various issues. She had questions about sharing services with another district.

“Today the Dunkirk OBSERVER stated that Forestville and Silver Creek will be sharing a transportation supervisor. What talks, if any, has Gowanda had with other districts?” Vogtli said.

She also had questions about what the district is doing to save money and asked if the transportation department has started using the transportation software.

Also on the subject of transportation, Vogtli also asked about procedures to take care of school buses to prevent rust. Hammond said Vogtli will have answers at the next board meeting.

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