Published DateGILMANTON — Incumbent Malcolm MacLeod defeated Krystyn Fischev by a 35-vote margin to be the next two-year member on the School Board yesterday. The vote was 326 to 291.
MacLeod had been serving on the board for a few months after taking over a spot on the board by appointment.
Newcomers Robert Carpenter and Adam Mini will sit on the board serving three years each. The two prevailed in a three-way race that saw Carpenter get 386 votes, Mini get 330 and Sally Sykie get 281 votes.
Incumbents Ella Jo Regan and Frank Weeks chose not to seek reelection.
Voters also supported a $15,783 expenditure to the Gilmanton School Leach Field Fund but did not support adding $20,000 to the Special Education Expendible Trust Fund.
Also earning voters support was the roof replacement fund appropriation of $21,319, the fuel storage tank fund for $3,500 and $1,902 for the water tank replacement fund and $8,473 for the boiler replacement fund.
Voters said no to putting $11,490 into the paving capital fund and yes to putting $2,736 into the tractor replacement fund. There was no money put into the high school tuition expendable fund.
The recommended School Budget of $9,689,792 passed by a vote of 403 to 338 as opposed to the default budget which was $9,536,472.
It was the School District's first annual using the official ballot (SB-2) method.