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Lattimore named school board chairman
Rhody voted vice-chairman
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FOUTCH, LATTIMORE, RHODY and WILLOUGHBY - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
School board members voted to name 7th District school board member Johnny Lattimore chairman of the DeKalb County Board of Education Thursday night.The board also re-elected 3rd District member Kenny Rhody as vice-chairman and 1st District member John David Foutch as assistant secretary during its yearly reorganization, which takes place every September.Lattimore was nominated by 6th District member doug Stephens to replace 2nd District member and long-time chairman Charles Robinson.Rhody nominated Robinson for re-election, citing “the outstanding job he's done.”“A lot of research goes into that role,” Rhody said. “It's a tough role when you do it the right way. There's a lot of research, and I think he performed an excellent job as chairman," added Rhody.While Robinson thanked Rhody for the kind words and the nomination, he said he was removing his name from consideration.Foutch then moved that the nominations cease and that Lattimore be elected as chairman by acclamation.All members present voted in favor of naming Lattimore the new chairman.