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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Lane Roberts: I will not serve on board of education
Former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts, who was elected to the Joplin R-8 Board of Education Tuesday tells KSN that he will not serve. That had already been established before the election, but voters knowing that full well, chose to cast their ballots for Roberts to prevent Board President Anne Sharp from being elected to a sixth three-year term.
Voters also elected Jeff Koch to a three-year position and Jennifer Martucci to the one-year unexpired term created by the resignation last summer of Dawn Sticklen.
The board will choose someone to replace Roberts.
Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Roberts to serve as Director of Public Safety.