School board elects Bacon, Daniels to leadership spots
Author: Lisa Deffendall • First Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Fayette County Board of Education on Monday unanimously reelected Melissa Bacon as its chairwoman and elected member Ray Daniels as vice chairman. The leadership positions are for two years.
Bacon, who studied English at the University of Kentucky, was appointed to the board in 2006 and elected in 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2016. She represents District 1, which encompasses portions of west Fayette County between Leestown Road and Harrodsburg Road from inside New Circle to the county line. District 1 also includes areas just inside Man o’ War out to the county line between Harrodsburg and Nicholasville and in rural Fayette County between Leestown and Georgetown roads.
Daniels, owner of the Waffle House restaurant franchise in Fayette County, was appointed to the board in 2016 and elected to a four-year term in November. He represents District 3, which encompasses eastern Fayette County between Winchester and Richmond roads out to the county line. District 3 also includes areas outside Man o’ War Boulevard between Richmond and Tates Creek roads.
On the heels of the vote, Superintendent Manny Caulk noted that January is National School Board Appreciation Month. “It is an honor and a pleasure to serve with this school board team,” Caulk said. “I’ve seen many school boards in action during my years in education, and I continue to be impressed with the commitment I see from the board team here to do what is right for all students.”