Last week, the Clinton Board of Education swore in five members, three new.
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Holmes (pictured right) says so far the group has worked very well together. He introduced them through an orientation process and looks forward to a few more months of working together before he retires.
In early meetings, Dr. Holmes feels the three new board members are going to be good voices for the people of the district. He explains it can take up to two years to get introduced to become completely familiar with the workings of the Board of Education.
The biggest focus of the time spent with the new BOE members has been on finances. Dr. Holmes anticipates it taking some time for them to truly grasp the financial aspects of the district.
As a part of welcoming on three new board members, the Board also reorganized. According to Dr. Holmes, the board has voted John Blythe as it's new president and Rod Wertz, the former board president, will move over to Vice-President.
Dr. Holmes is set to retire at the end of the school's fiscal year. Kurt Nettles of Lexington is set to become the districts next Superintendent.