Marion School Committee appoints member after election mixup
Beauregard got 48 votes compared to McSweeney’s 58 votes and Jody Dickerson’s 114 votes.
Committee Chair Michelle Smith welcomed Dickerson and Beauregard as new committee members, and Sean Persico as Sippican School’s new assistant principal.
Sippican School Principal Marla Sirois said that she had done several rounds of interviews for the position, and that Persico applied after she posted the job a second time.
She said she was thankful that the Marion resident saw the posting, and “thrilled to have him on board.”
Superintendent Michael Nelson said to Persico that administrators were “excited to have you even in this unorthodox time,” and that the new administrator’s background in Marion just added another level to the position.
The new school committee members and administrator will help as the district continues with planning for the fall. It will submit an initial plan by July 31 and a final plan by Aug. 10. The school committee will meet Aug. 11 to discuss how the school will reopen.
Nelson thanked Town Administrator Jay McGrail and Assistant Town Administrator Judy Mooney for being prompt to order supplies for the school.
“We are not one of those districts that are ordering now and worried about getting supplies in,” Nelson said.
The district is still looking to hire an Assistant Superintendent and Director of Student Services.