It was a time for hellos and goodbyes at the Covington Board of Education meeting Thursday night. Sarah Flerlage, newly- elected board member, was sworn in by Mary Ann Stewart, board attorney. Jerry Avery, who was re-elected to the board, also received the oath of office. The board said goodbye to longtime board member Julie Geisen Scheper who did not seek re-election. Superintendent Alvin Garrison thanked her for service and presented her with a gift.