Springfield School Board to discuss appointing new member

Four days after the 4J school board appointed a new member, the Springfield School Board has its own chance to find a new candidate.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 7:02 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 7:02 PM

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9 news. four days after the 4-j school board appointed a new member --- the springfield school board has its own chance to find a new candidate. but the question is -- will it stir up as much controversy as 4-j did? kezi 9 news reporter emma jerome joins us live from springfield with more. this vacancy goes back to election night back in may... when karen hunter defeated michelle webber. but that same day... hunter learned she would be moving out of state for her husband's job in the federal government. the meeting will be at the springfield public schools administration building and is open to the public. this comes on the heels of the recent appointment of jim torrey to the 4j school board... which came with a fair share of controversy. torrey's chief rival in the appointment was maya rabasa who garnered community support for being a member of the latino/ hispanic community. if she had been appointed... she would have been the only latino on the 4-j board. according to a recent survey... one in 5 students in springfield is a member of that community as well... and of the 5 board members on the springfield school board... one person... emilio hernandez... identifies as latino. the meeting is set to begin in just under 30 minutes and we will have the details of what happens at that meeting tonight on kezi 9 news at 11 we're learning more about a man accused of shooting and seriously injuring two washington county deputies
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