Clifford Englande and Ronald Nicosia take school board reigns for 2011Feb 4th, 2011 | By Michelle Provencher | Category: News
One of the first orders of business for the St. Bernard Parish School Board was electing a president and vice-president to preside over this year’s meetings.
Clifford Englande, District 8, was re-elected to serve a second year as School Board President. He was nominated by Dr. Hugh Craft, District 6, to fill the seat, and the board voted unanimously in favor of Englande.
“I want to thank the board members for having faith in me,” said Englande after the win.
Englande highlighted some of the projects that are expected to come to fruition this year, such as the Cultural Arts Center opening in March, and a new St. Mark’s Elementary School to be built.
The school board president also said the schools had great test scores last year.
“We will be one of the top districts in the state,” said Englande.
The newly elected vice-president, Ronald Nicosia, District 10, was also unanimously chosen by his fellow School Board members.
Nicosia was an interim Board member until he was elected for a full-term last October.
Nicosia’s predecessor, Diana Dysart, served as School Board Vice-President for two years, and was termed out of running again. She is still a member of the Board and represents District 7.
“I really appreciate the board for giving me this opportunity,” said Nicosia. “Diane is leaving me with large shoes to fill. Anything I can do for the board members, please let me know.”