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Schuermann Tops Scalici In School Board Balloting

Schuermann Tops Scalici

In School Board Balloting

Matt Schuermann

COOPERSTOWN – Matt Schuermann will join the CCS Board of Education after today’s voting.

School board President Marcy Birch led the balloting with 433 votes, followed closely by Schuermann with 419.  Tony Scalici, a 24-year-veteran, received 364, and Nancy Areliusson, 149.  The four were competing for three seats.

The school budget, library budget and school-bus lease were all approved in today’s balloting.

Board Of Education Candidates Cover All Bases

CCS Board Candidates

Express Views At Forum

Gathering in the CCS Middle-High School library, four candidates vying for three open seats discussed a wide range of topics tonight at a forum organized by the League of Women Voters, Cooperstown Chapter.  Current board members Marcy Birch and Tony Scalici faced off against challengers Nancy Areliusson and Matt Schuermann. Topics covered included technology in schools, business-oriented classes, the current drug epidemic, special education, school safety, budgeting priorities, and extra-curricular activities.   The polls will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, for school board elections and for a vote on the 2018-19 school budget. (Parker Fish/
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