At the end of Monday, June 18th's special meeting, Dr. Jim Davis, who has served in seat 1 on the board since February 2011, announced before the meeting was adjourned that it would be his last and he was stepping down from his seat.
“From the time I got on the board, I never wanted to serve past the time when I had children in school,” he said. Now that my kids have graduated, I feel someone else who has children in the district should step in and take that role.”
Davis said his departure is coming at the right time.
“The new board member will be involved with the search for the new superintendent and that gives you continuity for that team moving forward,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed it. I got to meet a lot of great people and to see the school grow and improve. We are on a good path. It’s time for someone else to step in.”
Bradley said Davis would be difficult to replace.
“Dr. Davis has been a fantastic board member,” Bradley said. “Although I understand his reasoning, I’m sorry to lose his influence and leadership. He’s been dedicated to the post for more than seven years, often coming to meetings after 12 hours shifts as an emergency room physician. He’s asked hard questions and made decisions based on what’s best for the kids and the staff.”
The Board of Education has 60 days to appointment a candidate to fulfill the remainder of Davis’ unexpired term. To be qualified to serve on the Mustang Board of Education, the candidate must be resident of, and a registered voter of, the seat (ward) for at least six months immediately preceding the filing period. The individual must possess a high school diploma or GED, with no criminal record consisting of felonies or misdemeanors involving embezzlement. A qualified candidate also cannot have a relative to the second degree working in the district.
Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to submit their name and contact information to Brenda Dunn, superintendent’s secretary, at email@example.com or 405-376-7399. To see the board seat map, stop by https://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/4D818B71-3141-44BB-99FE-E5A71F367638/Board%20Offices.10.10.11_4w.pdf.