'New Majority' Elected to Cleveland Board
A "new majority," backed by the city's business leadership, has been elected to the seven-member Cleveland Board of Education.
All four of the seats up for election this year were won by candidates who had support from the Business Roundtable, a group concerned with the system's financial, managerial, and image problems.
All four winners also have said they intend to replace Peter P. Carlin as superintendent of the 70,000-student system. U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti, who has supervised the system since he ordered it desegregated in 1976, has indicated he will not return control of the schools to the board so long as Mr. Carlin remains in office.
Alva T. Bonda, a prominent local business6man, was the top finisher and is widely expected to be elected president of the board. Mr. Bonda, who was appointed to the board last summer after a member's death, was the only incumbent seeking to remain on the board. He has served on an advisory commission overseeing the school-desegregation plan.
Also elected were:
Joseph G. Tegreene, a former city finance director who also has strong ties to the Cleveland business community.
Stanley E. Tolliver, an attorney, civil-rights activist, and member of the advisory commission on desegregation.
Edward S. Young, a businessman who had been narrowly defeated in two previous school-board elections.
Vol. 01, Issue 10