The Duncan Banner


January 15, 2013

Strickland resigns from RRTC board

DUNCAN — Just less than a month after a superintendent change over, the Red River Technology Center Board of Education accepted the resignation of board member Lance Strickland during its regular board meeting Monday evening.

Strickland has represented District 2, which is a small area in between Duncan and Marlow, since 2009.

He previously was employed at RRTC as the safety and environmental coordinator from 1998 to 2007.

Due to the construction of a new home for his family, which happened to be just on the other side of the district line into District 2, Strickland had to resign.

However, he hopes to be able to someday in the future return to the board.

“It’s just one of those things; I didn’t realize it until after the building plans had been made,” said Strickland.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here and I hope to come back.”

Along with approval of Strickland’s resignation was the approval to begin the process for filling the vacant position. Board president Rodney Love said he hopes to have something ready to be voted on by the next meeting in February.

In recognition of January being School Board Appreciation Month, Dennis Loafman, RRTC superintendent, presented each member with a sack of cookies and a card signed by all the school staff.

“We appreciate the time and effort you put in,” Loafman said. “We couldn’t do it without you.”

Love expressed his appreciation for the recognition and returned the complement, as well as congratulated Loafman on his first board meeting on his own since taking over the superintendent position. Previous superintendent Ken Layn retired at the end of the year and, for the last half of the year,, oafman went from principal to assistant superintendent.

“It’s a pleasure to work with you guys,” said Love. “It makes it easier to have a staff like you.”

Other agenda items included:

n The board accepted the resignation due to retirement of Mary Brown in academic services, effective March, 29, 2013.

n Members approved the 2013-14 school calendar, which had been adjusted in December and January to more closely reflect the school calendars of RRTC’s area schools.

n Several text books were declared surplus property, many of which will be auctioned off and the outdated books will be destroyed.

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