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The North County School District restructured its board this past week following the retirement of board member Donna Hickman and the election of two new members earlier this month.

The monthly board meeting was held a week earlier than its usual third Thursday of each month because the district is required by law, and board policy, to certify election results and swear in newly elected members within 14 days of the election date.

The board meeting began with retiring member Hickman vacating her seat. Superintendent Dr. Yancy Poorman, thanked her for her service on the board.

As Hickman made her way around the board table, shaking hands with everyone, she said it was an honor and a privilege to serve with the board.

After Hickman exited, the newly-elected members were sworn in by Poorman.

Randy Hubbard and James “Jebo” Bullock were elected to the two seats open on the board. Hubbard and Bullock won the election over incumbent Shelley Layton-Tracy.

After swearing-in the two newly elected members, Poorman mentioned that the situation was unique to him saying, “the gentleman on the left that I'm swearing in here, Randy Hubbard, was on the board that hired me over 13 years ago. So, it's kind of been a full circle.”

The board selected new officers on the board. Poorman then asked for nominations for board president to which David Mallow nominated Hubbard for the position.

Hubbard was selected as president of the board by unanimous decision. He then moved to the head of the board and began conducting the remainder of the officer election process.

Hubbard started the process by asking for nominations for vice president of the board. Shane Claywell was nominated for vice president by member Jerry Reed and was elected by unanimous decision.

The next officer position decided was the board secretary. The previous board secretary, Mallow, was nominated by Bullock and re-elected to the position by unanimous decision.

Next was the selection of board treasurer. Mallow nominated Bullock and he was voted into the position unanimously.

The last position to be decided was the recording secretary. Previous recording secretary for the board, Joan Kelley was nominated by Mallow and re-elected unanimously. 

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Bobby Radford is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3628, or at bradford@dailyjournalonline.com.

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