Holloway takes city school board reins

Published 5:00 am Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Brookhaven City School Board’s annual rotation of officersmoved Carl Holloway into the position of president during theboard’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

Holloway was not present, however, so new Vice President StanPatrick ran the meeting in his absence. The rotation also placedDan Brown in the position of secretary. Carl Aycock and most recentpresident Karen Braden remains as board members.

In addition, the board voted to reappoint Robert O. Allen asattorney.

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“I’d like to say that he works for the school board and servesat our will and pleasure and I highly recommend that you renew himfor next year,” said Superintendent Lea Barrett before theunanimous vote.

In other news, Barrett informed the board that Brookhaven HighSchool will graduate 65 Mississippi Scholars this year, which is 40percent of the graduating class. In addition, she said, there are16 seniors with a 25 or higher on the ACT, with the highest scorebeing a 32.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service associate administrator forSpecial Nutrition Programs will be in Brookhaven on Thursday April3 to present awards to school district officials for meeting theUSDA’s challenge to schools to make healthy changes to their lunchmenus, Barrett said.

She said Brookhaven Elementary, Mamie Martin Elementary, andLipsey School will all receive silver certificates from the USDA.Brookhaven School District Food Service Supervisor TonyaThomas-McSweyn will receive recognition as well, Barrett said.