Editor’s Note: this version of the story is corrected from the print version, which included only the vote totals from Boyne City voters.
The Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education has three new members following last week’s election.
On Tuesday Nov. 8, Boyne City voters elected Alison Mellon and Kristine Brehm out of the four candidates running for those seats.
The other open seat on the board was a two-year term filled by current board member Lisa Schrock, in an uncontested race.
“We had four great candidates run for the two six-year terms on the board,” said Boyne City Public Schools officials.
“Congrats to Alison Mellon and Kristine Brehm for being the top-ranking candidates. Thank-you to Bob South for his willingness to serve our community and district in the appointed seat of the late Ed Vondra and for running for a six-year seat. Thank-you also to Trish Hills for her willingness to run for office as well!”
Trisha J. Ager, who received 1,100 votes, had dropped out prior to election day after discovering she could not serve on the board and continue to work as a substitute teacher.
“Thank-you, Lisa, for continuing your service to our students and community,” Boyne City Public Schools officials said.
A total of 4,499 people voted in the school board election.
Brehm received 1,294 votes.
Mellon came in first with 1,516 votes.
Hills garnered 940 votes.
And, former board member Bob South received 924 votes.