Lukas Flippo

As Mayor Toni Harp’s tenure draws to a close, Justin Elicker SOM ’10 FES ’10 is gearing up to lead City Hall and make changes to, among other things, the Elm City’s educational system.

The Board of Education currently consists of two elected members — the mayor and four members nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the Board of Alders. Currently, Harp sits on the Board, but following her defeat in the Sept. 10 primary, Harp’s seat will be filled by Elicker come January. In an interview with the News, Elicker discussed some of his priorities and recommendations for the Board, focusing on the district’s current and very public financial and political woes.

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