Board of Education elects officers, swears in members
DENTON — Two recently re-elected members of the Caroline County Board of Education were sworn in at the board’s meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 6, followed by the election of board officers.
On Nov. 8, Louise Cheek and Tolbert Rowe both won their bids for election to another fouryear term.
This will be the second elected term for each; Rowe previously served two five-year terms as an appointed member of Caroline County’s unique hybrid board.
When the board held its annual election of officers during the same meeting, it chose President James Newcomb to serve another one-year term, and Rowe to serve as vice president.
Additionally, William “Sandy” W. McAllister Jr. of McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC was elected to continue as the board attorney.
The board is still awaiting the name of the appointed member, to be chosen by Gov. Larry Hogan, who will take over the seat previously held by Walter Palmer III. Palmer decided not to seek reappointment when his first term ended Nov. 30.
Caroline County Board of Education member Louise Cheek, center, is sworn in to a second term on the board Tuesday, Dec. 6, by Caroline County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dale Minner, right, as her husband, Denzil Cheek, left, looks on.