Every December, school boards across the state must vote for a president and vice president. Earlier this week, the Millcreek School Board got a new president and vice president, and on Wednesday, it was the Erie School District's turn to vote.
New president Mary Schenley has been a part of the board for 10 years now, and vice president Frank Petrungar, Jr. has work with the school district for 30 years. Both say they are looking forward to an exciting, productive year.
Schenley and Petrungar are replacing James Herdzik and Edward Brzeznski as president and vice president of the ESD School Board.
This past year, the district went through tough times with the balancing the massive budget, and the closing of schools. This upcoming year, the new president and vice president know they have to face balancing yet another budget.
"There have been a lot of changes for the children, a lot of changes for our parents," said Schenley. "Maybe this year we can really focus on what is important to education and that is educating all students."
"I'm looking forward to an exciting year of moving forward. Our biggest goal in educating our students," said Petrungar. "Everyone's go the best interest of the students and tax payer out there in mind."
Both Schenley and Petrungar say they are looking forward to working with the administration on making the district the best it can be.