ITHACA, N.Y. — The two candidates endorsed by the Ithaca Teachers Association were among four winners of the Ithaca City School District’s school board election, which was held on Tuesday.
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School Board Members Elected:
o Moira Lang (3-year term)
o Jen Curley (3-year term)
o Ann Reichlin (3-year term)
o Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell
In a statement on May 13, the ITA union endorsed Lang and Curley for the positions.
“Board of Education members must fulfill a number of responsibilities, including but not limited to, setting the direction of the school district for student performance, developing a budget, supporting a healthy culture for work and learning, adopting policies, and ratifying collective bargaining agreements,” the ITA statement said.
“Both Ms. Curley and Ms. Lang understand these responsibilities.”
Losing the race were current school board members Eldred Harris, a lawyer first elected to the school board in 2009, and Seth Peacock, a lawyer who lost a race for Ithaca City Court judge in the fall.
Bradwell, an Ithaca College assistant professor, was the only school board member who was reelected to the board.
Additionally, two propositions — the 2015-16 budget and the capital reserve expenditure — passed with over 70 percent of the vote each, according to ICSD’s unofficial vote totals.
The capital reserve expenditure authorized the board to spend $890,000 from the district’s capital reserve fund for: (5) 63-passenger school buses, (1) 63-passenger school bus with a wheelchair lift, (1) 30-passenger school bus and (1) 30-passenger school bus with a wheelchair lift.