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March 19. 2013 7:49PM

Franklin School Board won't challenge AG's ruling on moderator's dual service

FRANKLIN - The school board has accepted the ruling of the state attorney general in its challenge of the October election of City Moderator Tamara Feener to the board.

The Attorney General's Office ruled Friday that Feener's election to the school board is not a conflict of interest because the two positions are governed by different sets of laws.

School board officials filed a complaint with the state after the city's Oct. 2 election of Feener to a Ward 2 school board seat by way of a write-in campaign against the only candidate that had filed, Donald A. Gagnon.

But Assistant Attorney General Stephen G. LaBonte said Feener was elected as town moderator under state law, but was elected to the school board in the context of the Franklin City Charter.

School Board Chairman Ray Yonaitis said the board is satisfied with the ruling.

"The clarification, while considerably delayed in coming, simply clears up any confusion and allows us to move forward," Yonaitis said.

"This ruling will not change anything on the board as we will continue to focus on our duties to provide excellence in education."

Feener was glad to hear that the school board will no longer pursue the issue.

"I'm glad we're on the same page, so we can move forward from here," she said.

dseufert@newstote.com


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