James Gleason was sworn in by Board Secretary Bryan Nickell prior to Tuesday's regular Board of Education meeting.
Gleason was appointed by the Board after board member Mike Marsh, who is moving out of the district, resigned last month. Gleason will serve the remainder of Marsh's three-year term, which expires in April 2014.
In other business, the district received a grant update for the 2012-2013 school year.
The following grants were awarded this year: Title II-A in the amount of $248,401 for support staff development in the core teaching areas; Title VI-B for $66,515 to provide a continuing source of innovations and education improvement for all students, including at-risk youth; and Perkins, $165,318 to increase the quality of technical education within the United States in order to help the economy.
Sikeston Career and Technology Center Director Chad King said said the large decrease of $30,000 in Perkins funding this school year was due to federal budget cuts and the loss of excess funds from 2011-2012.
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