7 newly-elected state BOE members take oath of office Monday

New Board of Education members
New Board of Education members

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Seven Hawaii Board of Education members were sworn-in Monday in what might be the last class elected by voters.

They began their four-year term after they were given the oath of office at the state supreme court's Aliiolani Hale.

Four of the members are new, the other three won re-election.

This month, voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint the school board.

Dr. Elieen Clark says, despite an unknown future, teamwork is her number one goal.

"The time we have, of course, is unknown. It might be short, it might be long. I think for me personally, what I'm going to be working towards, is establishing the best system of communication and functioning as possible, so that we can come together, and work together collaboratively," Clark said.

The legislature must pass new laws for the board appointment process by the governor.

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