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New Kingsport Board of Education members Melissa Woods and Brandon Fletcher took oaths of office at Tuesday's school board meeting.
Woods is a former Dobyns-Bennett Band Booster president, while Fletcher is a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
Asked for their top priorities if elected to the Kingsport Board of Education, the six candidates seeking two seats in the nonpartisan election gave varied answers Tuesday afternoon.
Answers included learning loss from the COVID-19 panedmic and upcoming capital needs of the school system.
A March 23 joint meeting of the school board and Board of Mayor and Aldermen also is to focus on capital needs of the school system.
Robert "Bob" Harshbarger III, son of U.S. Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-1st district, Tenn.), is among six candidates who have filed the necessary paperwork, so far, to run for Kingsport alderman.