Parkland School Board Adds New Member, Re-elects President
New school board member Jef Reyburn is sworn into office, along with incumbents Lisa Adams, Robert Bold, David Kennedy and Roberta Marcus.
The Parkland School Board re-elected Jayne Bartlett as its president and Robert Cohen as its vice president during a reorganization meeting Tuesday night.
Also, Jef Reyburn, newly elected to the board in the November general election, and four incumbent board members who were re-elected were sworn into office.
Reyburn, a Republican and a political newcomer, won a fifth spot on the school board, defeating incumbent Debra Y. Evans.
Board members congratulated Reyburn on his election.
“It is always really positive to have a new perspective, especially one with young children in our school district,” Bartlett said.
The four incumbent board members who were re-elected had cross-filed: Lisa Adams, Robert Bold, David Kennedy and Roberta Marcus.
The votes taken by the school board Tuesday to re-elect Bartlett as president and Cohen as vice president were unanimous.
Bartlett reminded the board that at this time last year, former Superintendent Louise Donohue had announced her retirement. Now, she said, Superintendent Richard Sniscak has been in his position for five months.
Sniscak, Assistant Superintendent Rod Troutman and their fellow administrators “continue to meet and exceed expectations,” Bartlett said.
Parkland serves more than 9,000 students who “deserve a quality Parkland education,” Bartlett said. “Let’s do everything we possibly can to give that to them and let’s get to work.”