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Mon November 8, 2010
Lack of Diverstiy on Fayette School Board Concerns Education Chief
By Kentucky Public Radio
Lexington, KY – After last week's election, the possibility exists that no African-American will serve on the Fayette County School Board next year. Incumbent Kirk Tinsley lost the District 2 race. However, there is an additional vacancy on the school board, which will be filled soon by State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.
"We think all school boards should have diversity we very much promote diversity. I'm very concerned quite often when school boards don't have diversity. I want to make sure the school board rpresents the communities they serve."
Holliday will appoint a replacement for board chair Becky Sagan, who moved out of her district. Voters last week chose Douglas Barnett and Amanda Ferguson to serve on the board. A decision by Holliday should come be early December.