New Board Members Seated, Officers Elected
Three new faces and one incumbent took the oath of office and joined the three existing board members to form the next District 28 Board of Education.
Before new members took their seats, Board President Tracy Katz Muhl and Dr. Hewitt recognized the contributions of Tony Forchetti, Michael Gilmore, and Lou Gross, who represented a collective 28 years of experience.
Tony Forchetti served 12 years on the board, while Lou Gross and Michael Gilmore both served eight years. None of the members sought re-election.
“It is hard to say goodbye to our departing members. They each brought an area of personal and professional prowess to their roles,” said Board President Tracy Katz Muhl.
DeShawn Arms, Matthew Cassidy, Shweta Jinkala and incumbent Jennifer Gallinson were elected on April 6 to four-year terms.
The reorganization meeting was held following the April business meeting. By unanimous vote, Tracy Katz Muhl was elected president; Michelle Kohler was elected vice president, and Jennifer Gallinson was elected secretary. The Board also established the regular meeting dates and times for the next two years.