All school boards will see only incumbents

Published 9:22 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

By By ANDY HAMILTON / Niles Daily Star
NILES - There were no changes to the three area school board districts following Tuesday's elections in the City of Niles, Niles Township and the City of Buchanan, with all incumbents successful..
Niles Community Schools
Niles Community Schools was the only district with a challenger running for a seat against two incumbents.
Current Vice President Elaine Miller and Treasurer Scott Tyler were both re-elected to their positions and will again serve four-year terms on the Niles board of education. Miller received 543 total votes and Tyler received 529. Challenger Joel Rogers collected 471 votes.
The least amount of votes, 51, were cast at the Niles High School precinct. A total of 483 absentee votes were collected. All precincts reported to Niles City Hall and were counted by 9:30 p.m.
Brandywine Community Schools
Both Brandywine Community Schools and Buchanan Community Schools also held school board elections Tuesday.
Only incumbents were running for the available seats in both districts.
Niles Township Clerk Marge Durm-Hiatt reported the president of the board of education for Brandywine Community Schools James Curran received 114 total votes and board trustee Rick Zache received 117 total votes. Both Curran and Zache will serve four-year terms.
Buchanan Community Schoools
Results from Buchanan showed John Colip, president of the board of education for Buchanan Community Schools, received 149 votes.
The board's vice-president Marlene Gauer received 143 votes. Colip and Gauer will also serve four-year terms.