Northeastern searching for school board candidates to fill vacant seat
Northeastern School Board member Vanessa Snell has asked residents to consider running for an open seat that, as of Wednesday, does not have any candidates.
“Remember, (primary) election day is in two weeks,” Snell, who is not running again, said. “We need somebody for Region 2.”
The school board seat specifically represents residents from Manchester borough, Mount Wolf and Newberry Township.
During Monday's board meeting, Snell suggested a resident consider becoming a write-in candidate and urged everyone to vote.
“Think of it as you’re on the forefront of changing and putting a new face on the district or continue the wonderful progress we’ve been having,” she said.
Seven of the nine seats are up for grabs at this upcoming election.
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Tyler Kramlick and Mark Jackson are running to reclaim their Region 1 seats. Debra Riek and Tiedra Marshall are running to retain the Region 3 seats they were appointed to by the school board after two board members resigned in 2022. The seats are available for two-year terms.
Michel Eriksen is running for a Region 1 seat while Chris Leathery, Sara Keefer and Travis Coeyman are running for Region 3.
Budget: In other board news, the general fund budget was pulled out of the action items for a roll call vote and passed.
“Was a difficult year for this one,” Snell said after thanking those who participated in the finance committee discussions. “But we’ll make it through it.”
Kramlick reminded residents there are no tax increases.
The board approved installing an inclusive playground at Spring Forge Intermediate School for $164,877. The district will use the same process to upgrade the playground as it previously did at Orendorf Elementary. River Valley Landscapes will create it.
The board accepted high school principal Mathew Gay’s resignation. He will be the next assistant superintendent at West Shore School District.
— Reach Meredith Willse at email@example.com or on Twitter at @MeredithWillse.