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President named for Chambersburg School Board

December 08, 2006|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dr. Thomas Orndorf was unanimously elected president of the Chambersburg School Board Wednesday, replacing Craig Musser, who last month announced he was resigning from the board.

Orndorf, an obstetrician, was the only name placed in nomination for president of the board, a position Musser had held for the past two years.

Last month, Musser said he was leaving the board after seven years representing Region 9 to spend more time with his family and focus on his career. He is employed by Variform Inc., a vinyl siding manufacturer in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Musser's resignation took effect at the end of Wednesday night's meeting.

The board also unanimously re-elected Vice President Renee Sharpe at its annual reorganization meeting.

Orndorf said the board had been "wonderfully led over the years" by Musser. He added that the former board president and his family "deserve your time together, rather than with us."

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The board delayed until January making a decision on changing its meeting schedule. The board's regular meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month, but it was suggested two meetings be held each month in the future, one of them being a workshop session that would include discussions of issues now handled by the Buildings and Grounds, Policy and Curriculum and other committees.

Board member Stanley Helman said the decision should be delayed until the board has appointed a person to fill the vacancy created by Musser's resignation.

The board has 30 days to fill the vacancy under state law.

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