The school board of the Beitashim neighborhood in East Jerusalem has appointed a new president, who is the first of five people to hold the post.
The new board, which is made up of local Arabs, has a seat on the council.
The board also approved the hiring of an additional board member, who will be selected by the Jerusalem municipality.
The other members on the board are two Arabs.
The appointment of the new president comes amid a spike in tensions in East Jordon between Israelis and Palestinians, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been raging since June.
The conflict has claimed the lives of two Israeli teenagers and the wounding of two Palestinians, who were injured by a rocket fired from the occupied West Bank.
The United Nations has called on the Israeli government to halt settlement construction and has called for a “just, lasting and comprehensive peace” between Israelis, Palestinians and refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory.