Mike Turner had to wait following his election win to join the school board at Shelbyvile Central. Now a member of the board with the turn of the new year, Turner joins at a very busy time with the choice of a new superintendent and Covid concerns still looming.
Turner says his wait to join the board was a good time of preparation and observation.
Superintendent Mary Harper will retire at the end of the school year. The board is close to naming her successor after recent interviews
As for Covid, Turner says they will try to make the best decision as the pandemic continues.
Turner is a long time member of the Shelbyville Police Department. He knows this new position is answerable to voters, parents and other school stakeholders. It's also important at home with children of his own in the school system.