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The Marion County Board of Education has a newly appointed school board member. Robert "Butch" Cecil was appointed to the Marion County Board of Education on Oct. 31 by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday. The appointment is to take effect immediately. After being sworn in, Cecil will assume the responsibilities. His first board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at the board of education.
Cecil is replacing former school board member Ed Hacker, who announced on July 11, immediately following the hiring of Taylora Schlosser as superintendent, that he would be resigning from the Marion County Board of Education. He said his daughter, Tammy Newcome, was going to apply for a position with the school district, and in order for her to have an opportunity to be hired he couldn’t be on the school board per state law. Newcome was hired to be the instructional supervisor on Tuesday, July 16.
Cecil will finish the remainder of Hacker’s four-year term, which will end in January of 2015.