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Coleman to remain on board


Special to The Press

Jarrett Coleman, who was recently elected to serve as a state senator in the 16th District, told The Press he will remain on the Parkland School Board while also fulfilling his obligations in Harrisburg.

Coleman defeated long time Republican Sen. Pat Browne in the Primary by a narrow margin but won over Democrat Mark Pinsley in the Nov. 8 General Election by around 10,000 votes.

An airline pilot, Coleman, listed his priorities as election integrity, term limits, pension removal, tax relief, transparency in public school curriculum, and protection of second amendment rights.

Before the election, Coleman expressed comments regarding education.

“When we empower parents to navigate their children’s education and attend a school that best fits their needs, we all win,” Coleman said.

During his time on the Parkland School board, Coleman defended cyber- and charter schools as appropriate options for some students.

District Solicitor Steve Miller noted there is no rule prohibiting an individual from serving on a school board while also occupying a position in the state Senate.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Madson and board President David Hein concurred.

They said Coleman is free to choose whether he wants to remain on the board or not.

Jarrett Coleman