New leadership for Pasco schools
The Pasco School Board swiftly and unanimously selected its new leaders for the coming year. Frank Parker, previously the vice chairman, became the board chairman. Allen Altman took the vice chair post, lining up to become chair next year.
Both Altman and Parker were elected in 2006.
Just before the reorganization, Judge Stanley Mills swore in superintendent Heather Fiorentino, who won reelection two weeks ago, unopposed incumbent board member Kathryn Starkey and newly elected board member Joanne Hurley. (Click on the pictures for larger images.)
The big issue ahead remains the budget, which faces cutting amid declining state revenue. Hurley and other board members said they hope to quickly call a workshop to discuss priorities with Fiorentino and her administration.