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On Monday, the McDowell County Board of Education will vote on the Marion seat replacement left open by the resignation of Randy Williams.

During the July school board meeting, school board members voted to allow Marion residents to submit a letter of intent for the seat. Chad Marsh, Samantha Parrow, Michelle Pupoh, Donnie Suttles and Paula Swepson-Avery submitted letters to be considered, and were interviewed by the board’s attorney, with board members allowed to ask follow-up questions. After the Old Fort Project update on Monday, the board will vote on the vacant seat.

Under new business, action is requested on the purchase of two activity buses, board members will give their reports and an Attendance Month Proclamation will be read.

During the first half of the meeting, special presentations and staff recognitions will take place.

Kiwanis Club President Carla Thompkins will make a donation on behalf of the organization to McDowell County Schools. Jennifer Carroll will be honored as the 2019-2020 District Math Teacher of the Year. Scott Page will be recognized as the 2018 Southern Mountain Zone Instructor of the Year from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and Dee Pedroza as the recipient of the 2019 James G.K McClure Fund for Education and Development of the WNC Community Foundation.

McDowell Early College will present the curriculum feature on “Learning Through Relevant Experiences.”

Teacher of the Year Renata Crawley will give her report. The board will also hear any correspondence or public requests to address the board.

The board will go into closed session for personnel considerations.

The McDowell County Board of Education meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Central located on S. Main St. in Marion. For more information, visit www.mcdowell.k12.nc.us or call 652-4535.

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