Three new directors and two incumbents were sworn in to the Crestwood School Board at its reorganizational meeting Dec. 7. The incoming board members stood in a line with their right hands raised as they took the oath of office under the direction of Luzerne County Judge Richard Hughes. At the same time, media and family members flashed cameras and phones, taking photographs of the new directors, Barry Boone, Anna Hollock Bibla, and James Costello, and incumbents, Randy Swank and Maureen McGovern.
“We have a good group,” stated Director William Jones, who noted he looked forward to working with the new board. Jones was then nominated to be board president for another one-year term and Joseph Kaminski was named vice president; the vote for both was unanimous.
Jones reminded members of the audience that the board will be strictly following Robert’s Rules of Order, a popular guide used for conducting meetings. Under those guidelines, members of the public have two minutes at the podium, Jones explained, adding that they may ask a question and then receive an answer, but not retort.
In lieu of a superintendent’s report, comments were deferred to Bonnie Gregory, co-principal of the secondary campus, who highlighted the recent accomplishments of several students. In the music department, 10 students qualified for district-level chorus, two made district band, and two more were accepted to district