Dallas County Schools Board of Directors seek to fill vacant seat

Published 3:29 pm Monday, March 23, 2020

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The Dallas County Schools Board of Directors are seeking to fill their District 2 seat after Chairman Roy Edwards resigned from the board earlier this month to focus his attention on a family issue.

Edwards stepped into the role of Chairman in November after the gavel was passed to him by then Chairman Leroy Miles.

The Board of Directors have a unique system of appointing a chairman where the gavel is passed every November, in order of district, allowing all board members to serve as chairman equally.

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“This system has worked wonderfully for us,” said Minor.

According to Minor, Edwards served on the board for over 20 years.

“He did a tremendous job,” said Minor. “He was always amenable and willing to work with everyone to reach a solution. He was a great asset to the school board.”

Minor says the board is required by law to fill the vacant District 2 seat by April 3, one month after Edwards’ resignation, or the spot will be appointed by the governor.

“There may be an extension on the deadline because of [COVID – 19],” said Minor. “We’ve got a couple of names, but we are still seeking applicants.”

Minor said anyone interested in filling the District 2 seat of the Dallas County School Board should contact Annie Bell at the Dallas County Board of Education at bellas@dallask12.org or 334-876-4463.

Minor said applicants must live in District 2.