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School Board holds first meeting in new venue

By Lacy Hilliard

The Johnson County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The April meeting was the first to take place in the newly unveiled Johnson County Schools boardroom. Also celebrated at the April meeting was the return of Board Member Bill Gambill, who has been out for several months due to various health struggles.

The boardroom is just one of the many renovations that took place in the Johnson County Schools central office building that originally served as Johnson County High School for anyone attending prior to 1966. “I think it’s great that the school system and Heritage Hall are trying to keep this old building up. It has a lot of history and character,” said Board Member Howard Carlton at the April meeting. Director of Schools Dr. Mischelle Simcox recognized the crew that made the boardroom and central office renovations possible including, Barry Bishop, David Bentley, Ray Dowell, Gary Eggers, James Forrester, Darwin Garver, Donald Potter and David Smiley After the large audience settled in the new boardroom, the meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. More...

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