New Lansing D.158 board seated

2013-05-04T19:45:00Z 2013-05-04T23:13:19Z New Lansing D.158 board seatedPaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
May 04, 2013 7:45 pm  • 

LANSING | The Lansing Elementary District 158 School Board welcomed one new member and said goodbye to another Wednesday.

Jeffry Kiester was sworn in to take the place of Brian Stewart in accordance with the results of the April 9 election.

Stewart had been appointed in May 2012 to serve out the term of former board President Joe LaBella, who had resigned.

Despite not winning election, Stewart said he will continue to attend board meetings and plans to run again in two years.

"To be able to see that we were able to continue to have the schools built, to continue to move forward with the technology, I'm very proud of all of that," Stewart said.

Kiester said he plans to keep the best interests of taxpayers in mind while giving special attention to one segment of the student population.

"I have a lot of experience in special education, and I would hope to add my experience there maybe to help improve the Special Education Department," Kiester said.

The board voted for Robert Wood to continue serving as board president and for Charles Taylor to remain as board vice president for the next two years.

Robert Bonifazi was elected to replace Suzanne Long as board secretary.

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