Farmington Public Schools trustees have elected long-time Farmington resident Jim Stark to the position of board president.
The board also chose these new officers during a special meeting held June 22 at the Lewis Schulman Administrative Center:
- Terry Johnson, Vice President
- Angie Smith, Secretary
- Mark Przeslawski, Treasurer
Jessica Cummings, David Turner, and Terri Weems continue as trustees. The officers will serve during the 2018-2019 school year.
None of the new officers received unanimous support. Here’s how the voting played out:
- Cummings nominated Weems for the position of president; Johnson nominated Stark. Johnson, Smith, Przeslawski, Turner, and Stark voted for Stark.
- Smith nominated Johnson for the position of vice president; Weems nominated Cummings. Przeslawski, Smith, Johnson, and Stark voted for Johnson.
- Stark nominated Smith for secretary; Weems nominated Przeslawski. Johnson, Przeslawski, Smith, Turner, and Stark voted for Smith.
- Johnson nominated Przeslawski for treasurer; Cummings nominated Weems. Stark, Przeslawski,, Smith, and Johnson voted for Przeslawski.
During the special meeting, officials also appointed several firms to represent the district in legal matters and approved a bargaining agreement with the district’s education support professionals.
Trustees praised outgoing president David Turner for his year of service. Stark complimented him on well-run and well-organized meetings. Cummings echoed those sentiments.
“You really moved us along,” she said. “I appreciate that you have set us on a path to get our business done.”
Turner thanked his colleagues, school administrators, teachers, staff, and students for their hard work.
“It’s been a pleasure leading you all through a good year,” he said.