Hempstead parents demand school board hold special election to fill vacant seat

Parents in the Hempstead School District rallied Thursday night over an unexpected change to the school board. There is a vacant seat on the board,

Residents say they've been insisting on a special election since July.

Residents say they've been insisting on a special election since July. (9/19/13)

HEMPSTEAD - Parents in the Hempstead School District rallied Thursday night over an unexpected change to the school board.

There is a vacant seat on the board, which current board members say they'd like to fill by appointment. However, many in the community say they should have a say in who fills the empty spot.

Parents are calling on board members to hold a special election, a request Board President Betty Cross says would be too costly.

Residents have been urging a special election since school board trustee Waylyn Hobbs resigned in July.

Parents say they will come up with a new plan of action at their next meeting.
 

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