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Adair School Board I - 19 Jan 2017 - Lisa Burton new chair

New chair, vice chair, secretary to the board elected. Meeting dates approved
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By Ed Waggener

The Adair County Board of Education elected Lisa Burton (Division 4), as Chairperson for the coming year, last night, Thursday, January 19, 2017.

It was the first meeting of the year and the first with two new board members, Daniel Adams (Div 2), and Jonathan Gaskins (Div 4)

Terry Harvey (1), was elected as as vice chairperson.


The meeting was called to order by the Interim Superintendent, Dr. Pam Stephens, who conducted the election of the chair, who presided for the rest of the meeting

Becky Bailey, Administrative Assistant in the Superintendent's Office, was elected Secretary to the board.

Incumbent board members Mike Harris (Div 5), the longest serving member of the board, was also present, in addition to others named above, as was incumbent Student Board Member, Lauren McQuaide.

The board voted to continue regular 3rd Thursday at 6pmCT sessions.

Attorney Coleman Hurt of the law firm of Hoover & Hurt, Jamestown, KY was present, and their contract through June 30, 2017, was acknowledged. No action was needed, Dr. Stephens said, but acknowledgement was required at this meeting by law. - Ed Waggener


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Adair School Bd. elects Lisa Burton chair, Terry Harvey vice chair



2017-01-19 - Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com(c) .
The Adair County Board of Education tonight elected Lisa Burton (Division 4), second from right, as Chairperson for the coming year, and Terry Harvey (1), far right, as vice chairperson. The photo was taken moments before the meeting was called to order by the Interim Superintendent, Dr. Pam Stephens, center (red jacket), who conducted the election of the chair. Others in the photo, from left, Mike Harris (Div 5), Daniel Adams (Div 2), Becky Bailey, who was elected secretary of the board; student board member Lauren McQuaide, (Stephens), board member Jonathan Gaskins (Div 4), and Attorney Coleman Hurt. - Ed Waggener

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Adair Co. Interim School Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Stephens



2017-01-20 - Adair County Board of Education, Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County School District.
Interim Adair County School Superintendent, Dr. Pamela McClure Stephens, opened the January organizational meeting Thursday, January 19, 2017, and conducted the election of a new board chair. Lisa Burton (Div 3), elected to the post, and presided over the remainder of the meeting. - EW

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Lisa Burton, new AC School Board Chair



2017-01-20 - Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com(c) .
Newly elected Adair County School Board Chair Lisa Burton, first term incumber Division 3 member, presided over her first session in the role with poise and good humor. Behind her, at left, is Coleman Hurt, of the law firm of Hoover & Hurt, the board's attorney. - EW

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Newly elected Adair County School Board Vice Chair, Terry Harvey



2017-01-20 - Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com(c) .
First term Adair County School Board Member Terry Harvey (Div 1), was elected Vice Chair of for the calendar year 2017, at the Board's first meeting of 2017.

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New school board member Daniel Adams, flanked by veterans



2017-01-20 - Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com(c) .
Daniel Adams (Div 2), Gradyville, KY, center, represented his division for the first time last night, Thursday, January 19, 2017. He is one of two new members on the board. At left is the dean of the board, Mike Harris (Div 5), who has the longest tenure of all. At right, is Lauren McQuaide, now in her third one-year term as student - non voting but participating - board member. The meeting, in no small part because of Adams, was very collegial.- EW

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Jonathan Gaskins (Div 4) in his first session on School Board



2017-01-20 - Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com(c) .
Jonathan Gaskins (Div 4) listened intently to a presentation by Alma Rich, Principal of Adair County Middle School, who noted, that the new board member is the first former student of hers to be elected to the school board.

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