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New Pleasantville School Board Members Sworn In

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Recently-elected Pleasantville Board of Education members Larry Boes and Emily Rubin Persons were sworn into their new posts Tuesday night during the district’s annual re-organization meeting.

Taking their oaths of office, Boes and Persons swore to support the constitutions of the United States and New York, and carry out duties on the board to the best of their abilities. They were received with applause from friends, family members, and fellow school board members.

Also sworn in Tuesday night was Lois Winkler, who will remain as president after her nomination was unanimously approved by the board. Winkler was initially elected to the board in 1999 and has since been re-elected to four additional terms.

Shane McGaffey took the vice-presidential oath after his nomination was also unanimously supported by board members. McGaffey was elected to the board in 2010 and is in his first term, but is the second-longest tenured member of the board. He has two children in the district and is also the station manager at PCTV on channel 76.

Louis Conte, elected in 2011, was the only board member who did not need to take an oath at the meeting, which featured a literal re-organization as school board members shifted their seats after the election of officers. McGaffey moved his seat next to Winkler, and other board members were seated alphabetically.

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