Russell Harvey named to Greencastle School Board

Monday, July 8, 2019
New Greencastle School Board member Russell Harvey chats with community member Leslie Hanson Monday evening shortly after being appointed to the board.

In a unanimous decision Monday night, the Greencastle School Board appointed Russell Harvey as its fifth


Harvey will serve the remaining three years of the term of Lisa McCoy, who resigned last month after being appointed by the Greencastle City Council last year.

Harvey was chosen from among four candidates, with Ed Wilson, Doris Miller and Kim Fidler also all interviewing for the job.

In the interest of transparency, the school board promised to publicly interview every eligible applicant for the position and to appoint a new member before the meeting was over.

School board members as well as city council representatives Adam Cohen and Stacie Langdon, who gave their insights before the decision, praised all four candidates, saying any of them were worthy of the selection.

In the end, though, Brian Cox made the motion to appoint Harvey, with Bill Tobin quickly seconding the motion.

The motion passed 4-0, with Mike White and Dale Pierce adding their affirmative votes to those of Cox and Tobin.

A full report on the meeting will be published online Tuesday as well as in the Wednesday edition of the Banner Graphic.

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  • Should have been Kim Fidler! This town is so pathetic.

    -- Posted by Queen53 on Tue, Jul 9, 2019, at 4:14 PM
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    Queen53 - I am curious... why do you think Kim Fidler was more qualified than Mr. Harvey to be on the school board?

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Wed, Jul 10, 2019, at 9:12 AM
  • Congrats Russell

    -- Posted by pjr1974 on Wed, Jul 10, 2019, at 6:27 PM
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