New and re-elected school board members took the oath of office and new officers were chosen during the regular meeting of the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees on Thursday night at North Clay Middle School.
The oath of office was administered by County Clerk Mary Brown to Dottie King, Len Fischer, Jim Guy and Steven Grigsby.
President Steve Grigsby handed the gavel over to newly-chosen President Ted Jackson. Jackson conducted the rest of the meeting.
Joseph Thomas was elected Vice President, Terry Barr was elected Secretary and Jim Guy was elected Assistant Secretary.
The corporation's legal advertisements will continue to be published in The Brazil Times, the Clay City News and the Parke County Sentinel.
The board's regular meeting times will continue to be at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the North Clay Middle School library except in April and October when the board will meet at Clay City High School.
Special meetings may be called with proper legal advertisement.
Major changes could come to the school board, if action is taken to change the date of election from the May Primary to the November General Election.
In response to a request from board members, Board Attorney Jeff Boyll explained the procedure for making the change.
He also warned that members of the public could initiate changes of their own including the number of board members, the length of service, residence requirements of board members and the board could be appointed by elected officials or judge instead of being elected by the public.
No action was taken on the information presented by Boyll.