Michael Payne was sworn in to serve as the fifth member of the Adair County School Board on Tuesday night at the monthly meeting. Payne, who was appointed by the Kentucky School Board Association and sworn in by Adair County District Judge Michael Loy, will take over the school board seat that was left vacant when former longtime board member Mike Harris resigned.
“We want to welcome Mr. Payne,” said superintendent Dr. Pam Stephens. “We are excited to have a full five again.”
Payne will serve until a new board member is elected in the November 6 General election.
The school board announced that preschool will move to Adair County Primary Center in the fall. Some modifications have to be made at the school to adhere to preschool regulations but the process is underway.
“We’ve been talking about this since March and we are excited about it,” said Dr. Stephens. “Now when parent bring their kids for their first day of school, they will be coming to ACPC and will be in that building for about five years.”
Stephens briefly recognized building and grounds director David Jones at the meeting. Jones was recently awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the state of Kentucky for outstanding work and service within school transportation.
Michael Payne being sworn in by Judge Loy as the new appointed Board Member
David Jones receiving the School Transportation Lifetime Achievement Award