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School Board Members Take Oath of Office

The 15 elected members of the St. Tammany Parish School Board took their oath of office Thursday. Their four-year terms officially began January 1, 2019.

Family and friends joined Board members at a reception prior to the January 2019 School Board Meeting where School Board attorney David Pittman performed the swearing-in ceremonies. A symbolic swearing-in was also performed at the start of the Board Meeting.

Returning to the School Board for another four-year term are: Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt, District 10 (16 years of service); Dennis S. Cousin, District 14 (3 years of service); Michael J. Dirmann, District 3 (16 years of service); Sharon Lo Drucker, District 9 (4 years of service); Elizabeth B. Heintz, District 2 (20 years of service); Richard “Rickey” Hursey Jr., District 12 (3 years of service); Stephen J. “Jack” Loup III, District 4 (12 years of service); and Michael C. Nation, District 6 (4 years of service).

Seven members joining the School Board following the November 2018 election are: James Braud, District 13; Matthew E. Greene, District 1; C. Brandon Harrell, District 5; Tammy W. Lamy, District 11; Lisa M. Page, District 15; Shelta J. Richardson, District 7; and Michael E. Winkler, District 8.

Elizabeth B. Heintz, the longest-serving member, was elected School Board President for 2019 and Michael C. Nation was elected Vice President. Michael J. Dirmann is the new Business Affairs/Administrative Committee Chair and Dennis S. Cousin is the Human Resources/Education Committee Chair.

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