Milford Board of Education Chairwoman Tracy Casey thinks school board members should be elected to four-year terms, instead of the two-year term they are sworn into now.
“I don’t believe the board is able to complete the work it needs to complete in two years,” Casey said at a candidates forum last week. “By the time you start getting comfortable, it’s time to run again.”
Casey, who has served on the school board since 2007 and was made chairwoman in 2011, was responding to a question from a Milford PTA/O group, which asked: If elected, would you serve the entire term?
The chairwoman said it usually takes a new member a year to “learn the role.”
Casey is one of eight Democrats on the 10-member Milford Board of Education. She represents the Second District, where fellow Democrat Susan Glennon also serves.
In accordance with the city charter, members of the Board of Education, as well as the Board of Aldermen, are elected to two-year terms. The same goes for city clerk and mayor. Members of the Planning and Zoning Board are elected to four-year terms.