KEYSER - Three-term Mineral County Board of Education member Lara Courrier was unanimously approved Monday to serve the next two years as president of the board, while first-term member Mary Jane Baniak was elected to serve as vice president.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Three-term Mineral County Board of Education member Lara Courrier was unanimously approved Monday to serve the next two years as president of the board, while first-term member Mary Jane Baniak was elected to serve as vice president.
Board member Rob Woy, who has served as president since former board member Kevin Watson stepped down in July 2017, opened the nominations for president Monday evening by nominating Courrier, who has been serving as vice president.
Once Courrier was approved 4-0, with board member Tom Denne absent due to a death in the family, Woy then nominated Baniak, who was also approved. 4-0.
Courrier was just re-elected to a third term on the board in May, and Baniak was just elected for the first time in May, after having been appointed to fill Watson’s seat once he resigned from the board in January.
In her first order of business, Courrier announced with the consensus of the board that meetings would remain at the same time - on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
They also agreed that the members would represent the board on the following agencies - Courrier, Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative (EPIC); Woy, Camp Minco Board; Baniak, WVU Cooperative Extension Service; Terry Puffinburger, School-To-Work Partnership; and Denne, Head Start Advisory Council.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, July 17.