Two new members will join the nine-member Crawford Central School Board when the board is seated in January.

Kevin Merritt of Fairfield Township and Bryan Miller of Wayne Township were among five candidates running in an uncontested race for five four-year terms on the board. Frank Schreck of East Fairfield Township was the lone candidate running for one open two-year term.

Incumbents Melissa Burnett of Meadville, Jeff Rose of Fairfield Township and Delwood Smith of East Fairfield Township were also elected to four-year terms.

Burnett was appointed in September 2018 to fill the seat left vacant after the death of Don Sacco, who was elected in 2017. Burnett’s appointment lasted through the next regularly scheduled election, and she has now been elected to a new four-year term. The remainder of the four-year term originally filled by Sacco will now be completed by Schreck.

Incumbents Katrina Proctor and Glenn Tuttle did not seek re-election.

Miller said that after a long break from collecting signatures to get on the primary ballots in the spring till Tuesday’s uncontested election, he was looking forward to getting started with the board’s work.

“The biggest thing is that I just want to make sure that kids in Crawford Central School District are getting the best education they can,” Miller said, “and that we’re being responsible with the funds and spending money the way it should be spent.”

Mike Crowley can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at mcrowley@meadvilletribune.com.

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