Bobby James to chair School Board

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Members of the Marion County School Board elected Bobby James as their new chair during an annual organizational meeting recently.

Board members also elected Kelly King as the vice-chair.

James returns to the chair position for the third time, having previously served in 2008-2009 and 2013-14.  James was appointed to the board in 2007 and is currently in his second elected four-year term. He represents district three which includes 15 schools predominantly in West Ocala and Southwest Marion County.

As board chair, James will lead twice-monthly school board meetings and year-round work sessions and serve on various leadership boards throughout the community. 

King, the board’s newest member, is in her second year of a four-year term. She will preside over board meetings and work sessions when James is unable to do so. King represents district five which includes 11 schools predominantly in North and Northeast Marion County.

Other members of the Marion County School Board include Nancy Stacy (district one), Carol Ely (district two), and Angie Boynton (district four). 

By unanimous vote, board members also approved the same meeting schedule as in years past – holding board meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly at 5:30 p.m. at 512 SE Third St. in Ocala.