LAKELAND MUNICIPAL SCHOOL TRANSITION COMMITTEE APPOINTED
The Lakeland Board of Commissioners appointed a Lakeland Municipal School Transition Committee to start working towards establishing the Lakeland Municipal School System.
Vice Mayor Cecil Tompkins will chair the Committee as the Board of Commissioners Liaison which will start meeting immediately.
Committee members will include an offer to the twelve Lakeland residents who served on the Committee in 2012 and successfully prepared an Operation Manual and other actions to establish the school before the Court ruling vacating the election.
All Lakeland residents who pull a petition for election to the Lakeland Municipal School System will be eligible for appointment to the Transition Committee. Petitions may be pulled on August 26, 2013.
The Lakeland Municipal School Board is expected to be elected on November 7, 2013, and the School Board members will officially take office in December, 2013.
The Resolution establishing the School Transition Committee provides for any funding or support necessary to successfully establish the Lakeland Municipal School System.