2 named to state Education Board

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday appointed Lisa Hunter of White Hall and Jeff Wood, a current member of the Little Rock School Board, to seven-year t...

September 14, 2022
4:18 PM

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday appointed Lisa Hunter of White Hall and Jeff Wood, a current member of the Little Rock School Board, to seven-year terms on the Arkansas Board of Education.Wood said Tuesday evening that he will resign from the Little Rock board "very soon" to begin service on the state board. He will replace Charisse Dean, also of Little Rock.Wood's term on the Little Rock board expires in November and he had recently said he was not a candidate for re-election.Wood was one of nine people elected to the all new Little Rock School Board in November and December 2020 after the state Education Board released the capital city school system from six years of state direction.

Cynthia Howell