The Keith Sutton era officially starts today.
Sutton, legislative affairs program manager for the N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will be sworn in at 3 p.m. as the new school board member for District 4. Sutton was chosen two weeks ago by the other board members to fill Rosa Gill's vacant seat.
School board chairman Kevin Hill did not vote because it was not a tie vote.
After the swearing in, the board will take a break and hold a reception for Sutton. The meeting will resume at 3:30 p.m. This usually occurs when a new board member takes office.