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New Ed Board Members Take Oath of Office

Filed by Michael Cross in Education, Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
September 28, 2011

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The Board of Education has two new members chosen by Governor Fallin under a law which allows her to replace all of her predecessor’s appointees.

On Wednesday, State Superintendent Janet Barresi administered the oath of office to Amy Ford of Durant, the president of a physician staffing company and Oklahoma City attorney Bill Price, a managing partner at Price Oil and Gas.

Barresi says although all of the new board members this year are replacing Governor Henry’s appointees, this isn’t about politics, but helping all Oklahoma kids.

“Every single one of them said this is about each and every child in this state it’s not just about the children in my area, my district. This is about each child, and they’re determined to move forward in that light.”

Two previous Fallin appointees, Phil Lakin and Lee Baxter were sworn in again Wednesday, Oklahoma City lawyer Bill Shdeed will be sworn in later and another member has yet to be announced.

Republican lawmakers pushed legislation last session after a contentious meeting in January.

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