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Hellrung unanimously re-elected U-CF school board president

12/03/2019 12:40PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Jeff Hellrung was unanimously re-elected president of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board on Monday night.

During the annual reorganization meeting, Steve Simonson was also unanimously re-elected board vice president. The board also swore in four board members who just won seats in the election: Rashi Akki, Tori Baratta, John Murphy, and Erin Talbert. A fifth member, Jen Brown, was sworn in earlier as she couldn’t make the meeting.

During a chance for the new directors to comment, Talbert thanked the outgoing school board members “for their many years of service to us all.” Akki told those in attendance that serving on the school board is another avenue for her to give back to the school district from which her sons graduated and her daughter is attending.

In her comments, Baratta said she and the others were excited to be joining the board.

“I’m excited and humbled to represent my community,” she said.

Meeting dates were also approved for 2020. Upcoming meetings include a curriculum and instruction meeting and board work session on Jan. 6, and the regular board meeting Jan. 21.

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