Webutuck BOE elections: Reyes, Robustelli join school board

WEBUTUCK — After tallying the results of this year’s vote for the 2022-23 school district budget and the Board of Education (BOE) election, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District welcomed Nichole Reyes and Anthony Robustelli as the newest members of its board on Tuesday, May 17.

Webutuck’s election was held from noon to 9 p.m. last Tuesday in the high school gymnasium. For more on the budget vote, turn to this week’s front page.

Voters were asked to cast their ballots to fill two open seats, vacated by outgoing BOE members Christopher Mayville and John Merwin.

The new BOE members will both serve three-year term starting Friday, July 1, through June 30, 2025.

Both Robustelli and Reyes are newcomers to the BOE table; Robustelli received 193 votes and Reyes received 174 votes.

The Webutuck BOE convened via Zoom just after 9 p.m. once the polls closed on Tuesday evening to ratify the results of the district budget vote and BOE election and to welcome Robustelli and Reyes onto the BOE.

Delighted by the turnout and end results, Robustelli said he was “excited” about serving on the BOE.

As a mother of two young children, Reyes said she’s been very active at Webutuck Elementary School (WES) and felt she had a lot of support from WES behind her getting on the board.

“I’m hoping my experience and my passion can be an asset to the board and provide another voice from the parents’ point of view, so I’m excited about those things,” Reyes said.

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