LCIS School Board announces the acceptance of two new board members Thursday night

FAYETTEVILLE – The Lawrence County Independent School Board has added two new members, after accepting Eric Johnson and Corey Hudson to the board during their public meeting Thursday night.

LCIS Board Members. From left: Eric Johnson, Corey Hudson, Jason Lyons, Interim President Chad Shock, Brian Grissom, Ryan Turner, and Jennifer Armstrong

Board Secretary Jason Lyons announced the additions after a team of board members, faculty, and community members visited with several great candidates, before accepting these two gentlemen.

Eric Johnson and his wife have seven children, five of which attend LCIS, and felt there was no better way to be a part of their children’s school than to be a part of what makes it so great.

New LCIS Board Member Eric Johnson

“When I heard of the opening I wanted to jump on it as fast as I could. My wife and I have always wanted to be as involved with our children’s education and school as we possibly can, and this gave me that opportunity,” said Johnson. “This school gave us another option when we weren’t sure where to send our children. This school has accepted my family from day one, the staff and faculty have been amazing, so I wanted to give back and this allows me to do so.”

New LCIS Board Member Corey Hudson

Corey Hudson said that he and his wife loved the small corporation vibe that LCIS has, and wanted to be a part of something that has been a blessing to the community.

“We loved the small school environment following the start of the new school. We wanted to help give back to the community in other ways. I have helped with Softball and Baseball, but this is a whole other thing. This school is welcoming and kind, and we wanted to be a part of something great. Hopefully, I can bring something to the table to keep pushing that along.”

Both Johnson and Hudson were accepted 5-0 to join the board, bringing it back to seven members.