BURRILLVILLE – Members of the Burrillville School Committee elected Silvia St. Pierre to serve as their chairperson this month, filling the role previously held by Alexandra LeClair.
St. Pierre, who was first elected to the committee in 2014, is now serving her third, four-year term. Serving as clerk in her first term, St. Pierre moved up to vice chairperson after winning a second term in 2018. Now, she’ll lead the board, taking over for LeClair, who opted not to seek re-election in 2022.
“Congratulation to our new chair,” said Supt. Michael Sollitto as St. Pierre took the center seat to preside over her first meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
The recently elected members also took the oath of office at the gathering, administered by Deputy Town Clerk Pam Pelletier, including newcomer David Landry, the top vote-getter in November.
Terri Lacey, who previously served as clerk for the seven-member board, was named to fill St. Pierre’s prior role as vice chairperson, and Jill Calapai will take on the leadership job of clerk. Lacey, the second-highest vote getter in the recent contest, was first elected in 2018, while Calapai was appointed to the committee last year, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Dot Cardon.
In November, Calapai came in fourth out of six candidates, winning a full four-year term, while member Donison Allen, who came in fifth, will now fill the remaining two years of Cardon’s term, putting him up for re-election in 2024.
Members Victor Bevilacqua and Sean Bouzan secured four-year terms in the 2020 election cycle and were not up for re-election this year.
The organizational votes were all unanimous minus Calapai, who Sollitto said was excused from the December meeting.
School Committee meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 6 p.m. in the Burrillville High School media center.