Mansfield Hires New Principal

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In a special meeting of the Mansfield School Board, which was held Wednesday, April 17, members voted to hire a new high school principal. In a vote of 4-0, the Mansfield Board of Education hired Donnie Eveld to replace retiring principal, Dr. Jim Best.

The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. Present were Superintendent Robert Ross and members of the board, Rick Nicodemus, Mike Gipson, Trent Hayslip and Dewayne Ward. Member Mark Barton was absent.

In the first order of business, the board voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Choir Director, Jordan Smith.

The last item on the agenda was the hiring of a new high school principal. Ross recommended that the board hire Eveld for that position. Gipson asked to go into executive session at that time.

At 7:26 p.m., the meeting reconvened and Ross restated his recommendation to hire Eveld. Ward made the motion, Hayslip seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

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