School Board

Meet the Members

Eva Drain


District 1

Bob Ennis

Vice Chairman

Elected August 2014

District 5

Dr. Roy Harkness


Elected November 2010

District 6

Rob Harris

Elected August 2008

District 8

Wade Hendren

Elected August 2016

District 2

Melinda Hutcherson

Elected August 2008

District 7

Linda Jennings

Elected August 2014

District 3

Austin Thompson, Jr.

Appointed April 2005

District 4

The Lauderdale County Department of Education eight-member board is elected by popular vote, with each board member representing an election district and serving staggered four-year terms. The school board chairman is elected by the board members.

School board meetings are held in the Ripley Elementary School Board/Training Room/ Dates and times vary, but are published in the newspapers and on WTRB Radio.