Three new Kent School Board members were sworn in at the Wednesday meeting.
Leah Bowen, Michele Greenwood Bettinger and Leslie Kae Hamada have replaced Debbie Straus, Ross Hardy and Karen DeBruler.
The board elected Hamada to serve as the new board president, Denise Daniels as the vice president and Maya Vengadasalam as the legislative representative, according to the Kent School District Facebook page. Hamada, of Covington, replaces Vengadasalam as the president.
Bettinger, of Renton, defeated David Canterbury with 69 percent of the vote on the Nov. 5 ballot. Bowen, of Kent, and Hamada ran unopposed.
Vengadasalam, of Kent, and Daniels, of Covington, have two years remaining on their terms.
Straus served 12 years on the board, DeBruler eight years and Hardy was appointed by the board in 2017 to replace Russ Hanscom, who resigned and ran unsuccessfully for the Kent City Council.
The Kent School District boundaries also cover portions of Renton and Covington.