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Lawrence school board reorganizes

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Three newly elected school board members were sworn into office at the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 6.

Incumbent school board member Michele Bowes and newcomers Patricia Hendricks Farmer and Gregory Johnson were administered the oath of office by Business Administrator Thomas Eldridge. The term is for three years.

Once the full school board was seated, the board elected Kevin Van Hise to serve another year as school board president. The board also elected Bowes to become the school board vice president.

Van Hise welcomed Farmer and Johnson to the school board.

“We are so excited to see you on the board. I want to thank you both for serving,” he said.

Van Hise also thanked the school board members’ families – many of whom watched the reorganization meeting online – for “sharing” the new board members with the school board.


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