Kirk Bennett was elected president of the Knox School Board when it held its 2016 organization meeting last night. Gary Dulin and Wendy McInire were elected vice president and secretary respectively. Sherry Fort was named corporation treasurer. Other appointments and memberships were made in various areas of administration.
The board accepted the resignation of long-time English teacher John Poindexter. Mr. Poindexter, who begins his retirement when this school year ends, was recently instrumental in leading student development of the downtown Knox Serenity Garden at the intersection of Lake and Main Streets.
The principals reported their respective schools are ready for students when they return to classrooms this morning.
Board member Jerry Fletcher was recognized for his attendance at every meeting of the school board since July 2012.