When the Barrow County Board of Education met Tuesday night to elect its leaders for 2013, member Connie Wehunt pushed hard for the chairman and vice-chairman positions to be female.
“I’ve been on this board going on 11 years and I would really like to ask these men on this board to consider putting a lady as chair,” said Wehunt. “We have never had a lady on this board of education that was a chairperson and I think it would be good to have somebody, a woman, that would even out and balance out as an officer.”
But although Wehunt was joined in her push by the board's other female member, Lynn Stevens, they were outvoted in their efforts. Mark Still remained as BOE chairman and Mitch Churchhill as vice chairman. Stevens was nominated by Wehunt for both positions.
For the full story, see the Jan. 9 issue of the Barrow Journal.