The June 30 Rye City School Board meeting was devoted to sending off Board president Laura Slack, who stepped down after nine years of service.
By Sarah Varney
The June 30 Rye City School Board meeting was devoted to sending off Board president Laura Slack, who stepped down after nine years of service. Board members Katy Keohane Glassberg and Chris Repetto were sworn in as the new president and vice president, respectively, and Kelly Smith-Powers, a Midland parent, was sworn in as a new board member.
In support of Glassberg’s promotion to president, Slack said, “She will be a great leader for this district.” Superintendent Dr. Alvarez thanked Slack and noted that this was the first time he’d ever given a board president a going-away gift.
With true admiration, former board president Josh Nathan said to Slack: “From the bond and the opening of the science wing to the override, you have absolutely hit it out of the park. There are a few thousand kids out there whose lives are better because of your service.”
In one of her last moments as board president, Slack said, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this district,” she said. “There’s no better cause to work for than the education of our children.”