TASD board ap­points Cole­man to Place 1 po­si­tion

Texarkana Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Jen­nifer Mid­dle­ton

Texarkana Ark. School Dis­trict’s Board of Ed­u­ca­tion ap­pointed Frank Cole­man as Zone 1 trus­tee dur­ing a spe­cial meet­ing Tues­day. “Mr. Cole­man has been in­volved in ed­u­ca­tion for over 50 years,” said TASD Board Pres­i­dent Glen Spears.

H e worked for 35 years at Texarkana Col­lege and re­tired as the col­lege’s pres­i­dent in 2009, then he worked at TASD and re­tired from the dis­trict in 2016.

“He had been on the ad­min­is­tra­tion side of TASD as busi­ness man­ager for four years and part-time con­sul­tant for spe­cial projects for an ad­di­tional three years fol­low­ing re­tire­ment as busi­ness man­ager,” Spears said.

“Due to his role as busi­ness man­ager, Mr. Cole­man is very fa­mil­iar with school fund­ing, bud­gets, poli­cies and con­struc­tion con­tracts. We felt that Mr. Cole­man would make a good ad­di­tion to the board of ed­u­ca­tion due to his ex­pe­ri­ence with fi­nances and the con­struc­tion process as we be­gin con­struc­tion on the new mid­dle school next year,” Spears said.

Cole­man will re­place Anita Clay, who re­signed the po­si­tion Nov. 16 for per­sonal rea­sons. Clay was elected to the board in 2012 and re-elected to the Zone 1 po­si­tion in 2013.

Cole­man will oc­cupy the seat un­til the the next board elec­tion in Novem­ber 2019.

Spears said were two qual­i­fied ap­pli­cants for the Zone 1 trus­tee po­si­tion.



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