Thomas Lambdin, a former longtime member of the Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education, has been appointed to the board following the resignation of board member Tonya Coleman. At a special board meeting on February 28, Lambdin was appointed to serve the unexpired term of Coleman, which will end on May 16. Although Lambdin had previously served on the board for 12 years, he had opted not to pursue another term in 2022.
The Skaneateles Superintendent, Eric Knuth, has expressed his appreciation for Lambdin’s willingness to serve on the board, stating that his experience and character are beyond compare. Knuth also clarified that Coleman’s departure was of a personal nature.
Coleman was appointed to a one-year position after receiving the least amount of votes out of the four candidates who won seats on the Skaneateles School Board last year. Lambdin has stated that he does not intend to run for a spot on the board again. However, he has been nominated to represent Skaneateles at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES board meetings, and the election for that position is set for April 13.
If elected, Lambdin would have a three-year term for that BOCES role, even after the Skaneateles board seat expires in May. He has stated that he is looking forward to potentially representing Skaneateles on the BOCES board and continuing to help out the school in a volunteer capacity.
Kathryn Carlson, who had been Skaneateles’ representative for BOCES for 15 years, had previously sent in her resignation letter dated January 16, as shown in the agenda for the February 7 Skaneateles School Board meeting.
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