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Glenn Johnson appointed to Gary School Board

Glenn Johnson
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Glenn Johnson

Gary Mayor Eddie Melton has appointed Glenn Johnson to the Gary Community School Board. He's a former member of the Lake Ridge New Tech school board, including nine years as its president.

In a statement, Melton said Johnson "is dedicated and proven effective at developing learning environments that support children in the classroom and beyond.” The mayor's office says Johnson helped lead Lake Ridge to fiscal compliance, avoiding the state takeover that's impacted the Gary Community School Corporation

Johnson replaces Akilia McCain, who was appointed by former mayor Jerome Prince last June and was the wife of Prince's deputy mayor.