The meeting seemed to function more smoothly than in the past and the board was more engaged in discussion and asked questions. When it came time to elect officers, the proceedings became confused and unorganized. Finally the elections were concluded. The following board members were elected to serve:
Chairman Al Dixon-Desha County
Vice Chairman Angela Meeks-Bradley County
Secretary Debra Cooper-Bradley County
Treasurer Alether Wright-Desha County
Parliamentarian Rochelle Griggs-Chicot County
During the public comment portion of the meeting, Mr. Darryl Johnson continued voicing his concerns that some board members have been improperly selected and talked about several other issues of concern. Gregg Reep of salineriverchronicle.com addressed comments to the state officials present by asking when he would receive a response to information he requested a month ago relating to the board appointments and past actions taken by the board regarding the rejection of a person nominated to the board. ( It should be noted that the board later reversed itself and approved the appointment ). Mr. Reep was told he would get a written response soon. Other speakers asked questions about facilities and programs.