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Swanger re-elected board president in Holley

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 July 2014 at 12:00 am

HOLLEY – The seven-member Board of Education in Holley re-elected Brenda Swanger as its president. She first took the reins as president a year ago, the first change in the board’s leadership in a decade after John Heise served as president.

Heise took a year break from the board and was elected to a new term in May. He took office last week, replacing Norm Knight, who didn’t seek re-election.

Swanger has served 10 years on the board. She works as a real estate agent and for the town of Clarendon in accounts payable, water billing and with the budget.

The board also re-elected Kellie Spychalski as vice president.

The board in recent years has been busy working on a $27 million capitol project that revamped the junior-senior high school, athletic fields, the bus garage and made other improvements. The project is now complete.