NAdams board is likely to fill seat

    The North Adams school board is expected to make an appointment that will bring its ranks to seven to start 2013 when the board meets in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    Four board members were handed seats in the November general election as the board makes the transition from a five-member panel to a seven-member group. Elected to new four-year terms were current board president Tim Ehlerding and newcomer Mark Bulmahn, who were the top vote-getters in Districts 1 and 2, respectively.
    Alan Converset was the second-place finisher in District 1, and Jim Voglewede finished second in the District 2 balloting. Both are assured of seats on the board when two current appointed terms expire on June 30, 2014.
    An appointment will be required by the board to fill the unexpired portion of Ehlerding's term, and Converset is expected to get that post. Bulmahn will join the board in January.
    Debra Bergman, the District 2 incumbent, finished third in the November balloting and will leave the board at the conclusion of her current term.
    In other business at Tuesday's board meeting, members are to hear an update on the North Adams Athletic Fund and a report on an East Monroe property. A report on the school district's study of current facilities will also be presented.