New leadership for Colonial School Board

During a reorganization meeting on December 1st, members of the Colonial School District voted on new leadership for the upcoming year. The meeting started with the then-current board president, Susan Moore, nominating the then-vice-president, Beth Patruno (pictured left), to be president. No one else was nominated and the board voted unanimously for Patruno.

Next Board Member Sharon Marino nominated Gail Plant (pictured right) to serve as the board’s vice president. No other nominations were made and the board’s vote was unanimous for Plant.

Moore first joined the board in 2001 as an appointee and has been reelected each election cycle. She has served as the vice president and president of the board, most recently since 2019 as president.

Patruno was elected to the board in 2019 and Plant in 2021.

Six seats on the board will be up for election in 2023, five four-year terms and one two-year term. Board members whose seats are up for election are Moore, Patruno, Marino (two-year term), Cathy Peduzzi, Chris Epstein, and Rick Carpenter. We have not yet seen any announcements about who intends to run for re-election or any new candidates.

You can watch the reorganization meeting below.

Photos: Colonial School District