Marshall school board elects new president after unusual nomination process
The Marshall Board of Education held its annual reorganization Tuesday, April 10, during a special meeting, but the routine procedure took an unexpected turn.
Two long-time board members -- Kathy Green and Anita Wright -- were nominated to serve as president.
Board Secretary Linda Perkins said in her 29 years at the post, she had never seen a split nomination.
Green and Wright were asked to leave the conference room while the rest of the board was polled. Without discussion, Green was elected president by a 3-2 vote.
In subsequent motions, past president Larry Godsey was elected vice president, board member Mike Mills was elected treasurer and Perkins was re-elected secretary.
Prior to the reorganization, Godsey and board member Wayne Crawford were sworn in to new terms on the board.