New leadership and a new face brought change to the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board of education Thursday.
After accepting the April 9 election results and saying a few quick goodbyes to the remaining board members and District 211 administrators, Edward Yung concluded his four years of serving on the board.
Yung lost his bid for re-election in April when he earned only 17 percent of the votes. With 4,790 votes, he fell short of the candidates who won the three open seats.
Newcomer Mike Scharringhausen, who had 6,642 votes, was sworn in during Thursday’s meeting alongside incumbents Anna Klimkowicz, a 16-year board member who received 7,060 votes, and Robert LeFevre, who received 5,352 votes and will serve a third term.
North Cook Intermediate Service Center Executive Director Robert Ingraffia administered the oath of office to the three board members.
Klimkowicz then nominated Bill Robertson, who was elected in April 2011, to be the new board president. Board member George Brandt nominated Richard Gerber, who also was elected in April 2011, to be the new board president.
Robertson won, with votes from himself, Klimkowicz, Scharringhausen and Mucia Burke. LeFevre, who voted for Gerber along with Brandt and Gerber, stepped down, after holding the board president position since 2007.
The board unanimously named Burke the board vice president and Klimkowicz the board secretary. The positions were previously held by Brandt and Yung, respectively.
According to the Cook County Clerk’s office, 28,109 votes were cast in the District 211 board of education election. Roman Golash was the only other person to run, and he trailed Yung by more than 500 votes.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.