The new-look, nine-member Harford County Board of Education unanimously elected Leonard Wheeler as its president and Rick Grambo as its vice president shortly after 7 p.m. during its Monday night meeting.
There were no challengers as Grambo nominated Wheeler and Alysson Krchnavy nominated Grambo for their respective positions.
Wheeler said he was “excited about the role I’m about to play,” but acknowledged the Board of Education would face “some difficult times” including the budget, but not limited to Harford County.
Grambo said he was “humbled and honored” and wanted to be sure “all nine board members have a voice.”
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Meet your Harford County Board of Education
At a swearing-in ceremony held on a hot July 11, a bit of Harford County history was made as both elected and appointed board members were sworn into office and the school board was officially expanded from seven to nine members.
Harford County, meet your new school board:
Left to Right Back Row: Superintendent Robert Tomback; Rick Grambo, Joe Hau, James Thornton, Bob Frisch, Student RepresentativeTony Cofrancesco
Front Row: Cassandra Beverley, Leonard Wheeler, Nancy Reynolds, Ron Browning, Alysson Krchnavy
Photo courtesy of LifeTouch
The expansion of the school board is part of an ongoing transition from a fully appointed board to a board made up of six elected and three appointed members, following the passage of state legislation in 2009. The transition will be complete following the 2014 elections.
From the Harford County Board of Education:
The Board of Education of Harford County met in an open business meeting on Monday, July 11, 2011, in the Board Room of the HCPS/A.A. Roberty Building and took the following the actions or received the following presentations:
– Nominated and unanimously approved the election of the new Board President, Dr. Leonard Wheeler.
– Nominated and unanimously approved the election of the new Board Vice President, Mr. Francis F. “Rick” Grambo, III.
– Performed the swearing-in ceremony for Student Representative Tony Cofrancesco.
Recognized the following:
– Approved the Consent Agenda:
Minutes of Previous Meetings: (Goal 3)
June 27, 2011
– Decision on Contract Award for Food and Nutrition Supplies and Paper Goods(Goal 3)
– During the Superintendent’s Report, received a presentation regarding the 2011 Maryland State Assessment (MSA) data