Gerald Pauling was selected to fill a vacant seat on the District 233 School Board. He will be sworn in at the Oct. 16 board meeting. Eight persons applied to fill the seat. The board chose four candidates to interview. The vote at the special board meeting Monday, Sept. 24, was 4-2 with members Annette Bannon and Beth Larocca voting against his appointment.
Pauling had served seven years on the school board. He was first appointed to fill a vacancy created when Mallory Sutton stepped down. He then ran to fill the remainder of her term, and successfully ran for a full four-year term. He sought re-election in April 2017 but was defeated.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve again,” he told the Chronicle. “I’m looking forward to working with the board to create the best opportunities and outcomes possible for our students, our school and our community.”