Schexnayder will lead St. James Board
By Rebecca Burk / L’Observateur / January 19. 1998
LUTCHER – The St. James Parish School Board elected a new president andre-elected the same vice president at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Board member George Nassar nominated J.B. Schexnayder for the newposition and Richard Reulet made a motion to accept the nomination,which Willis Octave gladly seconded.
Schexnayder won the election by acclamation on a 7-0 vote.
“J.B. Schexnayder has my support to continue to improve the St. JamesParish School System,” Octave said.
Reulet was nominated for vice president by Octave. A motion to accept thenomination was made by Schexnayder and seconded by Octave. It too,passed by acclamation 7-0.
Schexnayder, who replaced three-year president Kenneth Foret, said hehopes he will do a good job serving the St. James Parish School System.
“I would like to thank you, board, for giving me this opportunity to serveas president,” he said. “If I do half as good a job as you have done,” headded, referring to Foret, “I’ll be satisfied.”
Reulet echoed much of what Schexnayder said. “I’m glad to have thisopportunity, and I’ll keep working like I have been,” he said.
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