Wednesday, July 6, 2011
HCSD Board Elects New Officers
Audra Jornov reports in today's Register-Star that the school board has elected its officers for the new year: "HCSD sets officers, takes on multiple issues." Jeff Otty was elected president; Peter Merante was elected vice president. It will be remembered that in the recent budget ordeal, which resulted in a 9.8 increase in the school tax levy, Jeff Otty minimized the significance of the popular vote that soundly rejected the proposed 2011-12 HCSD budget by saying that only 18 percent of the voters had turned out, and Peter Merante first voted to adopt the rejected budget but then had a change of heart and opposed adopting it.