The Three Village Board of Education on Monday elected Dr. Jeffrey Kerman as its new school board president.
Kerman succeeds , who served as president the past two years but chose not to seek re-election to the board when his term expired this year.
Jonathan Kornreich, who has served on the Board of Education since 2008, was re-elected as board vice president.
Before he nominated Kerman, Kornreich noted the school board had "an embarassment of riches" when it came to candidates qualified for the role. "I’m really just so impressed with this group and so gratified to be working with a group so experienced, skilled, and wise in the execution of their duties," he said.
Kerman served two previous terms on the Board of Education, from 1999 through 2005, before being elected again in 2011; he has never served the BOE as officer. Following his election on Monday, Kerman said he hopes to "keep the board as unified as we have been, because we work very, very well together."
He also said one of his goals is to possibly start the budget process even earlier this coming school year than in previous years because of the challenges it will likely present.
"Our most pressing issue, of course, is the tax cap and trying to keep the programs that we have and the education that we deliver to our kids under the tax cap," Kerman said.
He said he feels gratified to have been elected by the board.
"I'm very pleased that they have that confidence in me," he said.