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updated: 7/24/2012 10:57 PM

Batavia school board appoints new member

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The Batavia school board on Tuesday appointed Tina Bleakley to fill the vacancy left by Jayne Resek's resignation.

Bleakley will serve the remainder of Resek's term, which ends in April. Eight people applied for the post.

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Bleakley has lived in Batavia for eight years, and she has three daughters attending Batavia schools. She was president of the Grace McWayne Elementary School PTO for three years and is co-chairman of the Batavia Inter-School Council.

"I am very excited about this adventure," she said.

Board members thanked Resek for her service the last seven years. Increased job and family needs prompted Resek to resign.

President Ron Link was elected at the same time as Resek.

"Jayne and I enjoy a certain relationship of sparring back and forth," he said, "more of a brother-sister thing."

Trustee Jack Hinterlong said he would miss Resek's candor, and Trustee Kathleen Roberts said Resek brought a "corporate perspective" to board issues that Roberts found helpful.

"It's been my pleasure to serve. This truly is a group of people who give a lot -- all their time and energy, really -- with the sole goal of providing a good education," Resek said.

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