The Richmond County Board of Education has recommended Rockingham attorney Richard G. Buckner to replace outgoing Richmond Community College Board of Trustees member J.C. Lamm, whose term is ending.
The recommendation was discussed Tuesday evening by the school board, at its regular monthly meeting in Hamlet.
According to School Board Member Tom McInnis, there were two other recommendations for the appointment besides Buckner.
McInnis said Buckner would make a good replacement for J.C. Lamm, “who served for many years with high distinction.”
“I’ve gotta give an atta-boy and a hats off to a World War II veteran,” said McInnis about J.C. Lamm.
This recommendation will be presented to RCC’s Board of Trustees for consideration before the appointment can be approved.
Buckner received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Honors Program at the School of Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh in 1973. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977.
Buckner has been admitted to practice before the General Courts of Justice in North Carolina (1977) and Colorado (2009), the District Courts of the United States of America (1977), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va. (1987).
In other matters Tuesday, the school board:
• Took public comments from Mitch Staub of Rockingham, whose daughter tried out for the Richmond Senior High Cheer-leading Squad. He felt the participation policy for students who are rising 9th graders was outdated as it was drafted before the 9th Grade Academy was established. Staub asked the board to consider changes made to schools in recent years when they evaluated their policies.
• Approved child nutrition bids for the the 2013-2014 school year.
• Heard an update on the AIG Plan for the 2013-2016 school years, presented by Donna Gephart.
• Received a presentation on the Career-Technical Education Plan for 2013-2014, presented by Sharon Johnson, which was approved.
• Approved requests for field trips.
• Examined Early College calendar revisions. The school year for students was made shorter by one day.
• Received reports from board members, as well as the Superintendent’s report.
• Reviewed and approved budget amendments.
• Offered property on Safie 6th St. to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners for first refusal.
— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.