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Guilford County School Board sworn in, members reject GOP pick for open seat

Two newcomers and three incumbents were elected to the Guilford County Board of Education in November.

After taking the oath of office on Dec. 13, members voted on board leadership. Deena Hayes, who has served on the school board since 2002, was re-elected as chairperson.

"Thank you all for your support of my leadership," she said, "I look forward to serving with you again this year. So thank you."

The board also held a vote regarding a vacant seat. Former School Board Member Pat Tillman was elected to the Board of Commissioners this year, leaving an opening for District 3.

The Guilford County GOP recommended that GCS teacher Michael Logan fill the seat, but the board rejected this pick with a vote of 5-2.