Archive for Monday, July 19, 2010

USD 204 board members change positions; Jarrett named new president

July 19, 2010

During Monday night’s meeting, USD 204 Board of Education members got organized.

Following unanimous votes, former board vice president Olliea Jarrett was named the new board president for the 2010-2011 school year, replacing Gregg Gibson, and board member Lewis Wood was named vice president.

Jarrett, who was elected to the board in a non-contested race in 2007, said she was looking forward to her new position.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and this is an excellent school district,” Jarrett said. “I’m looking forward to making a difference in the community I live in.”

As to stepping down from his position as president, Gibson said he was happy to do so.

“It was a good year,” Gibson, who has served on the board since 2006, said. “I learned a lot. I’m proud of what this board has done … We’ve got a lot of work to do and Olliea’s going to do a good job.”

• More of what happened during Monday night’s USD 204 Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education meeting can be found in the July 22 issue of The Chieftain.

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