District No. 1 candidate Wolfe more than doubled the vote count of incumbent David McSherry, with voters voting Wolfe 249 to 119.
"One school board member can't jump in and change everything, that's not how it works," Wolfe said. "You've got to get a voting majority on your side."
He says his plan is to take a "thoughtful" approach to serving on the board, adding that he needs to review data on the district and attend state-mandated training before he jumps into pushing any new priorities.
In District No. 2, Sweetser walked away with the race, tallying 149 votes to the next closest candidate, Frederick Metcalf, who netted 94. The remaining votes are: Philip Skinner, 79; Kenneth Perea, 34; and Mickey Hamilton, Jr., 18.
Sweetser said he felt "very humble" to be selected by voters. A main concern of his is looking into the standardized testing students need to take to graduate.
"The testing doesn't coincide with the teaching," he said. "The test does not make the district."
Newly-elected members will be sworn in later this month to the standard three-year terms.
"Anytime you have two new school board members, you're going to have a whole new process, but the process is set by the state. The rules are the rules. The law is the law," Superintendent Harvielee Moore said. "These two new board members will get training and they will learn what their role is. That training comes from the state."
Voters also approved the two-mil levy continuation by a nearly three-to-one margin with 954 votes to 384. The levy is $2 per $1,000 of net taxable value of a property and the funds go toward general maintenance and repairs around the district. Funds can be used to upgrade classroom furniture, purchase new equipment, computers, technology and playground games. The two-mil funds cannot be used for salaries.
"I think it's a wonderful show of support for the schools," Moore said. "As superintendent, having been a teacher for so many years and having worked with the district, I can say that's one of the great blessings, the community does support us."
With the approval comes a state match of the funds raised through the levy. This year, according to information provided by the school district, the state matched levy funds raised with $450,500.
A total of 1,364 voters of 12,650 registered voters either went to the polls on Tuesday or early voted. The turnout was nearly 11 percent, up from 3 percent in the last school board election.
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