Board Election Results

UPDATE: We were informed on November 12 that the Board of Canvassers had completed its review and the tie between Mr. Baker and Mrs. Coleman remained. They will be meeting at the Kent County Clerk’s office on Friday morning, November 14 to conduct the drawing required by state law to determine the winner.

On behalf of the Godfrey-Lee staff and community, I would like to congratulate Tammy Schafer on her re-election to the Board and David Blok on his election to a first six-year term.

Election results for the third Board seat are in limbo at this time due to a tie vote between Robert Baker and Josephine Coleman. The Kent County Clerk has informed us that once the City of Wyoming Board of Canvassers certifies the election results and if a tie still exists, a drawing will then be held to determine which candidate will assume the seat. This process may take up to two weeks depending on how quickly the Board of Canvassers completes its task.

I also want to thank Reta Hendriksen and John TerBeek for their interest in pursuing election to the Board. Many school districts failed to have enough candidates to fill open seats while our district had six candidates for three seats. That demonstrates the level of interest our community places on ensuring our public schools are operated efficiently and are quality learning spaces for our children.

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About David Britten

Retired U.S. Army Officer, former elementary, middle and high school principal, currently serving as a public school superintendent.
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