The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 5, 2012

School board adds member

By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Enid Public Schools Board of Education once again has every seat filled.

Kyle Whitehead, pharmacist and owner of Evans Drug Center, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Colleen Arnold, who resigned in September after four years on the school board. Her term was set to expire in February.

Whitehead said he intends to file for election to the seat the first week of December.

“The first thing I want to do is thank all the applicants for our open seat on the board,” said Willa Jo Fowler, school board president.

After voting to approve Whitehead and listening to Karl White, the district’s chief financial officer, swear him in, the board gave Whitehead a round of applause.

In other business, the board declared numerous items as surplus property.

Board member Cody Lack asked what is done with the surplus items. White said most of the electronic items have been used so much that they are disposed of.

Board member Molly Helm suggested the district check with Park Avenue Thrift to see whether it can “turn them into money” before paying someone to haul away electronics for disposal.