Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ron Lankford to replace Barr as Joplin R-8 chief financial officer
Lankford will replace the retiring Paul Barr as chief financial officer for one year.
The veteran educator told those attending tonight's R-8 Board of Education meeting that he had come to appreciate the district during the past few months.
"You have great leadership, buildings, you're got great teachers in the classroom. This district is positioned to start moving forward after a long trial. You have gone through a lot."
Lankford said the new position is "kind of exciting," but he emphasized that it is "one year and done."
Superintendent Melinda Moss introduced Lankford's replacement as HR director, Ashley Jones.
Tonight marked the last board meeting for Barr and Interim Superintendent Norm Ridder.