Three Marion County School Board members will take their oath of office this Tuesday, November 18, at 11AM. The ceremony will be broadcast live on television into school classrooms and throughout the county.
The ceremony takes place in the School Board meeting room located at 512 SE Third Street in Ocala and airs live on the Marion Education Channel. The MEC is available on various cable systems throughout Marion County including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. It is also available over-the-air on digital channel 7.1.
Second-term Board member Angie Boynton, representing District 4, takes her oath from her brother, Rev. Victor Boynton, while her mother, Mildred Boynton, stands alongside her. Voters re-elected Boynton earlier this month. She is a local tax specialist and mother of one.
Bobby L. James is now serving his second full term on the board. He was originally appointed to the District 3 seat by Governor Charlie Crist in 2007. He was elected to a partial term in 2008 and full terms in 2010 and earlier this month. His wife, Veronica, will join him as student Molly Albright administers his oath. James is a retired educator and school principal.
First-term Board member Kelly King, representing District 5, takes her oath from her husband, Steven, while her children, Allyson and Gage Kunz, stand alongside her. Voters elected King back in August. She is a classroom teacher on leave from Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary School.
School board members serve four-year, staggered terms and regularly convene for work sessions and meetings open to the public.