Newly elected Saginaw school board trustee Charles Coleman took his seat a month earlier than planned Wednesday as part of the outcome of the November vote.
Coleman as the largest vote recipient will fill a six year seat vacated by trustee Jason Thompson. Thompson won the two year seat held by temporary appointee Todd Boone.
Coleman with his years of experience as a community and religious leader in Saginaw called serving on the school board an exciting opportunity. He promised to be a consensus builder, working to promote board unity as part of an effort to grow student enrollment and academic achievement in the district.