Board of Education Election Results

On Nov. 3, the Board of Education election took place. The nine seats, which will be filled in December for a new term, were finalized.

The Day reported that Kevin DiFilippo won a spot, while incumbents Michael Brawner, Stephanie Calhoun, Rebecca Graebner, David Luke, Mimi Peck-Llewellyn and Steve Shuttleworth kept their seats.

Newcomers Anthony Favry and Andra Ingalls won positions too, with 1,446 and 1,438 votes, respectively. Ingalls, who was a controversial candidate because her children are homeschooled students instead of public school students, still won a seat with her views on spending and finance. According to the The Day, Mike Cherry, Nominating Committee chairman, said that she “hit a homerun” when she said she strongly believes in not spending money she doesn’t have.

The Board of Education remains largely Republican with three Democrats and six Republicans and faces upcoming school renovation projects and budget planning.

Carina Wang, staff writer

Sophomore Carina Wang is a staff writer for the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is on the FIRST Robotics team.

Author: thecolonel306

The Colonel is Ledyard High School's award-winning news magazine, serving as the student voice of LHS for almost 50 years.

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