The new Springfield school board has been seated… and one of the brand new members has already been installed as board president.
Former district administrator Chuck Flamini, who was elected to the board last month, was chosen to lead the board.
That prompted a complaint from board member Judy Johnson, who suggested Flamini’s selection was engineered in advance and who warned Flamini that he would be president… not dictator. Another board newcomer, Adam Lopez, was chosen as vice-president.
Also seated was Donna Moore, who won her seat by one vote. Moore’s opponent, Katharine Eastvold, dropped her bid for a recount and conceded the race earlier in the day.