New Shikellamy school board member approved

SUNBURY – The Shikellamy School District has filled a vacancy on its school board. Jeffrey Balestrini was approved unanimously and sworn in as a new school board member during Thursday’s meeting. Balestrini takes over for Michael Stepp, who resigned in July after almost four years of service.

Balestrini talked about his top goal as a board member, “My goal is just to keep the momentum going. I think Shikellamy’s making a stride forward and I want to continue that motion.”

Balestrini also talked about the experience he can bring to the table, “I’ve grown up in this area all my life, and I have kids in the school, and I just want to see it continue to do well. I have experience with being on other boards and have experience somewhat with education.”

Balestrini also works for Service 1st Federal Credit Union. The first day of school for the district is September 5.

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