On July 14, the Elwood Union Free School District Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting where reelected Board members Heather Mammolito and James Tomeo were sworn into office to serve their three-year terms.
James Tomeo was elected Board of Education president and Heather Mammolito was elected vice president for the 2021-2022 school year. Dr. Kenneth Bossert was also sworn in to continue his service as superintendent of schools.
Additionally, Elwood Middle School student Ben Taibi was recognized by the Board for his extraordinary efforts in community service after he received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Office of the President of the United States. Among an impressive list of community service initiatives, Ben wrote hundreds of letters to isolated nursing home residents and soldiers during the COVID-19 pandemic and also bought snacks for first responders of the Elwood Fire Department.