EDIT MAIN
Plus_blue

School Board

Meet the Members



Eva Drain

Elected

District 1




Bob Ennis

Vice Chairman

Elected August 2014

District 5




Dr. Roy Harkness

Chairman

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.