The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 6, 2014

BOE to select District 7 fill-in Monday

By MIRANDA BAINES
THE DAILY SOUTHERNER

TARBORO — The Edgecombe County Board of Education is tasked with selecting a new member to represent District 7 at its 6:30 p.m. Monday business meeting in the boardrooms at 412 Pearl St.

District 7 includes G.W. Bulluck Elementary, West Edgecombe Middle and SouthWest Edgecombe High.

John W. Edmondson Jr. and Marva G. Scott have submitted letters of interest for the open board seat. Faye Taylor tendered her resignation as District 7 representative at the December meeting, but has continued to serve on the board in the interim.

Edmondson previously served a term as District 7 representative from 2006-10. Taylor defeated Edmondson in his run for a second term on the board. Scott is the director of the Edgecombe County Department of Social Services.

The board will review the letters of intent in closed session and return to open session to interview the candidates before voting to determine which candidate will fill the seat.

“We have some questions that we’re going to ask the candidates Monday night,” said BOE chair Ann Kent. “We hope we will have a majority vote, so we can have that candidate sworn in and put them to work that night.”

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