A new member was added to the Red River Technology Center’s Board of Education during the regular meeting Monday night in order replace Lance Strickland, who had to step down since he was moving out of Zone 4.
Ricky Sanders, a native of the Duncan area, was named as the newest board member. Living in the northeast side of Duncan puts him in the district 4 border and having a good background with RRTC makes Sanders an ideal addition to the board.
“It’s a special place for my family,” he said. “My mom (Marsha Morris) worked here since the mid-70s and retired last year and my stepdad (Jerry D. Morris) was superintendent here for many years.”
The Technology Center was also the place of Sanders’ first job, where he did maintenance while in high school and college. Additionally, Strickland is Sanders’ brother-in-law. Sanders was told about the position on the board after a conversation between his mother Marsha, Strickland and Ken Layn, RRTC’s previous superintendent who retired in December 2012.
“I’m not sure who had the idea but I’m pretty sure they all discussed it,” Sanders said as he laughed.
“I am honored to serve here. There’s plenty to learn and it looks like there’s good people to be working with.”
Sanders is an accountant for Halliburton and his wife Eme is a pre-K teacher in Duncan. They have two children, daughter Presley, 5, and son Parker, 1.
Other agenda items included:
n The board convened into executive session to discuss the renewal or non-renewal of Brook Holding, principal, and Lisa Williams, A&CD coordinator. Both were approved to contract renewal.
n The summer work schedule for June 3, 2013 through July 31, 2013 was disapproved by the board on recommendation of Superintendent Dennis Loafman and Board President Rodney Love. Loafman planned to do some work on the schedule and bring it back in the March board meeting.
n On Feb. 28, the annual Career Expo hosted by RRTC will take place at the Simmons Center.