JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi’s state Board of Education.
Franklin, Bryant’s former education adviser, will fill the unexpired term of banker Hal Gage of Vicksburg. That term runs through June 30, 2016. Bryant says Franklin will also remain as one of the five members of the state’s Charter School Authorizer Board.
Spreitler is the executive director of the Gilmore Foundation, a charity which has focused on expanding access to and improving instruction in prekindergarten classes in Monroe County.
Spreitler will fill out the term of Simon Weir of Hernando, who recently resigned. That term runs through June 30, 2021.
Both men will take their seats immediately but must be confirmed by the state Senate.