Donna Peirez Elected GNPS Board of Education Trustee

Donna Peirez was elected a Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education Trustee at a special election held on Dec. 6. Ms. Peirez will fill out the remainder of Monique Bloom’s Trustee position, which runs until May 2019. Ms. Bloom resigned in September due to increasing business obligations.

Ms. Peirez received the most votes--848--in a field of seven contenders. In descending order, votes cast for each of the other candidates were: Nikolas Kron, 384; Joshua Ratner, 224; Lori Beth Schwartz, 199; Grant Toch, 117; Donald Panetta, 49; and Nicholas Toumbekis, 48

Ms. Peirez will be sworn in as a Trustee at the Board of Education Public Action Meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Saddle Rock School. The meeting begins at 8:30 p.m.

Two of the original candidates, Mariana Restia and Michael Darvish, withdrew before the election--Ms. Restia on Nov. 10, and Mr. Darvish on Nov 29.