Orpneck elected as president of Oxford School Board
● By Steven Hoffman
The Oxford School Board selected Richard Orpneck to serve as the president of the board at the Dec. 3 reorganization meeting. Orpneck, who is elected from the region that includes Elk and East Nottingham townships, is starting his third year on the school board. He served as vice president of the board for the last twelve months.
The meeting began with District Judge Scott Massey administering the oath of office to the newly elected school directors—returning board members Gary Olson, Howard Robinson, and Joseph Tighe, as well as newcomers Mark Patterson and Robert Tenga.
Next, the board went through the process of electing a president. Orpneck was the only nominee. Once he won the nomination, he presided over the rest of the meeting.
Stephen Gaspar was selected by his colleagues to serve as the board vice president.
With the newly elected members sworn in and the officers for 2016 in place, the school board then set the meeting time and place for the next year. The board will hold its work sessions on the second Tuesday of each month, and the regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building.
The board appointed Joe Starcheski to serve as its representative on the Chester County School Boards Legislative Council.
Board members who will serve on the district’s policy committee for the next 12 months include Lorraine Bell, Olson, and Patterson.
The board will be combining its work session and regular meeting for December. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 starting at 7 p.m.