Eight candidates submitted a letter of interest for the open position. The Board interviewed each candidate at the public meeting. Each candidate was given 5 minutes to express why they had an interest in serving on the school board. After two ballot rounds, Cook received the necessary five votes for the appointment.
After a motion made by Board President Dr. Frank Meloy, the Board unanimously appointed Chris Cook with an 8-0 vote.
Cook, a 1998 graduate of Altoona Area High School, was sworn into office on Tuesday, January 4 at the AASD District Administrative Offices by Notary Anne Marie Longwell.
Dr. Prijatelj (left) watches as Chris Cook (Center) is sworn in as the newest AASD Board of Director by Notary Anne Marie Longwell (right).