HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The board of education for the newly merged Ilion-Mohawk School District has been announced.
Out of 21 candidates, seven were chosen by the community. William Lennox and Stephen Coupe of Ilion and Vicki Judd of Mohawk were all elected for three year terms. Fred Schell of Mohawk and Daniel LaLonde of Ilion received two year terms and Matthew Shedd of Ilion and Walt Roginski of Mohawk were each given a one year term.
The Herkimer BOCES Superintendent who is overseeing the merger says he was not surprised by the amount of people competing for these seven positions.
"It's good to see so much interest and there was certainly a lot of interest through this whole process and you know you have both Ilion and Mohawk together and so it's more than is typical but it's a good sign, said Mark Vivacqua, Herkimer BOCES District Superintendent.
And the board won't be wasting any time. They'll be having their first organizational meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Jarvis Junior-Senior High School in Mohawk where they'll dive in head first with being sworn in, electing their president and beginning budget discussions.