The Putnam County School Board held it reorganization meeting Tuesday morning after four board members were sworn into office.
Kathy Jorgensen, vice chairwoman during the last year, was elected chairwoman, and David Buckles was elected vice-chairman.
At a ceremony at the Putnam County Commission meeting room earlier in the morning, Jorgensen, Buckles, Nikki Cummings and Jane Crawford were sworn into office.
Charles Overturf, Putnam County supervisor of elections, said Tuesday’s swearing in ceremony was unique because, to the best of his knowledge, four school board members had never been sworn in at the same time. Overturf said the election cycle usually has three school board members and two county commissioners sworn in during one election year, then two school board members and three county commissioners sworn in the next.
However, Buckles was appointed in 2013 to fill the seat vacated by Lisa Parsons, who resigned to be principal of the Putnam Edge High School charter school. That seat was up for election, which Buckles won in August.
Jorgensen was re-elected to her seat. Crawford, who is completely new to the board, was elected to the District 5 seat in an open race after C.L. Overturf, Jr., decided not to seek re-election. Cummings ran unopposed.