The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers re-elected Louise Boyd as the president for another two years.
Boyd, who has served as the union's president for the past 10 years, prevailed over high school business teacher Chuck Deal for the union's president position in .
"I congratulate Louise on her victory," school board President Ritchie Webb said.
"While I'm disappointed by the teachers' mandate, the people have given the board a mandate -- protect our children's education and restore fiscal sanity to Neshaminy. So regardless of the NFT election results, the board's mission has not changed," he said.
According to an NFT-issued press release, results were announced Thursday by the NFT election committee, which oversaw the campaign process and voting. The committee counted the votes Thursday afternoon just before an NFT membership meeting convened at Maple Point Middle School.
“The voting went smoothly, with no major problems,” said Jim Knight, a member of the election committee. According to the press release, more than 88 percent of the 656 union members eligible to vote actually cast ballots.
In addition to Boyd defeating Deal, Marian Reed was re-elected as treasurer over Peggy Gale. The five teachers that were elected to the vice president position were: Jeff Dunkley, Anne Schmidt, Mary Cwiklinski, Jared Katz and Paul Notwick. They defeated challengers Joe Bodri and Jason Leigh.
The terms for those elected will begin July 1 and will run for two years.