Board Vacancy to be Filled May 2

In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Affton Board of Education appointed Michelle Burford to complete the unfinished term of Director Larry Knox. Director Knox left the board after seven years in March due to work commitments.

“We had an amazing and diverse group of citizens apply for this position,” said Board President Tom Bellavia. “Affton is very fortunate to have such an engaged community interested in the work of educating our children and continuing to move Affton School District toward excellence.”

Burford has served as the co-chair of the Affton School District Citizens Advisory Council and the All IN For Affton campaign committee. She serves as the Coordinator of Connections for The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens and is a parent of two children in the district. She will be sworn in at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on May 2, and must run for election in the April 2018 general election. That term will last three years.