The Central Bucks School Board voted 5-3 to elect Robert Farley as a new board member to hold the line with a full board until December, and unanimously voted to elect Lorraine Sciuto-Ballasy as vice president, in the face of a divided community.“I’m honored,” said Farley, who just recently retired.
He said that it is his goal to become more involved in his community, saying “I’ve taken in a lot of information tonight and I’m ready to uphold my sworn oath.”
The appointment will be a short-lived, four months, as that position and four others on the board are up for election on Nov. 2. Those elected will take their seat in January, leaving Farley a short time as the representative of District 9.
The district publicly posted five submitted candidates to fill the position until December, including Farley. Those submitted were Theodore TJ Kosin, Andrew Miller, Svetlana Shubinsky and Jennifer True. All candidates were required to live in Warwick Township, where the previous member, John Gamble, resided.