Hempstead school board votes in new president, adjourns meeting without any public comment

The board elected Lamont Johnson to replace Betty

The board elected Lamont Johnson to replace Betty Cross during Tuesday’s reorganization meeting. Cross wished Johnson luck in his new position. (July 2, 2014 11:20 AM)

After a month of turmoil, the embattled Hempstead School Board elected a new president.

The board elected Lamont Johnson to replace Betty Cross during Tuesday’s reorganization meeting. Cross wished Johnson luck in his new position.

“I wish you the best and I'm sure you'll do an excellent job as a Hempstead Tiger and I'll support you,” she said.

Cross then quickly adjourned the...

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