Kohl, Adams reappointed to lead school board

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By April Wright, Reporter

Ray Kohl was reappointed as chair of the Galax School Board, and Jim Adams was reappointed as vice chair, during the July 13 board meeting.    
Board members also reappointed clerk Kara Graham and deputy clerks Rebecca Cardwell and Kathy Halsey; reappointed Donna Garland to the governor's school board and Stewart Merdian as alternate; and assigned Helen Kyle to attend the Virginia School Boards Association meeting.
Galax School Board meetings will still be held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Galax High School library, except for three times this school year when they will be held at Galax Elementary School.
In other action, the board:
• heard from Superintendent Bill Sturgill on construction and repairs being made to the schools. Two new computer labs, with air conditioning to keep equipment at adequate temperatures, at Galax Elementary School are coming along, and security cameras are being installed at the elementary and middle schools.
• heard from Kohl, who works as Galax Visitor Center Director, about the compliments the schools received at the center during Leaf & String Festival this year.