Croston elected Portsmouth School Committee chairman

Taking the oath of office are Emily Copeland, Terri-Denise Cortvriend, Andre Kelly and John Wojichowski.

Taking the oath of office are Emily Copeland, Terri-Denise Cortvriend, Andre Kelly and John Wojichowski.

The Portsmouth School Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday, Nov. 27, to elect David Croston to serve as chairman.

The committee also elected fellow Democrat Terri-Denise Cortvriend as the vice chairwoman in a unanimous vote.. Thomas Vadney was chosen to be the committee’s clerk, also by unanimous vote.

In other action, meeting ‘Highlights’ show that the committee:

Portsmouth Girl Scouts lead the flag ceremony at last week’s school committee swearing-in ceremony.

• Welcomed newly elected committee members (all Democrats) Emily A. Copeland, Ms. Cortvriend, Andrew V. Kelly and John L. Wojichowski.

• Accepted with regret the retirement of Robert Ettinger, Hathaway School principal. The department has advertised for his replacement.

• Approved a request for proposals for legal services

• Agreed to hold meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

• Heard a presentation by Girl Scout Troop 715 about Anti-Bullying Day. The school principals will hold a moment of silence on Dec. 12 in recognition of the event.

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