RIPLEY - Ripley Central School District Board of Education swore in a new member and a new vice president during its recent reorganizational meeting.
Paul McCutcheon, who was recently elected to replace departing board member Nancy Rowe, took the oath of office at the meeting. McCutcheon will also serve as legislative liaison.
Board member Ted Rickenbrode was sworn in to fill Rowe's position as vice-president.
Robert Bentley will continue as board president. The annual public vote on the district's budget was set for May 20.
The board also made several personnel appointments. While all the votes were unanimous, various board members took care to abstain in a renewed commitment to the New York State School Board Conflict of Interest policy. The policy makes note of several areas which can be construed as a conflict of interest including hiring, supervising, evaluating, promoting, reviewing or disciplining any other employee who is a member of the same family.