Last night’s brief School Committee meeting had one main objective – reorganizing the committee. George Scobie, who is just completing his second year on the committee, was elected Chairperson by his peers. Wayne Page was re-elected as Vice-Chairperson. As of Tuesday night, the new committee includes Jessica Harrington and Gail Holloway who were in attendance at their first meeting.
Previous Chairperson, Jeff Lourie, who is now the Uxbridge Police Chief, has made it very clear that he intends to move from Auburn to Uxbridge in the future. He does not think it would be fair to the committee or the town to take the Chairperson job again. He has held it for two years.
Scobie said he feels qualified for the job and is overwhelmed by the support he has received from the community. He has been approached on many occasions by residents who have urged him to take a step up on the School Committee. Now it’s a done deal.