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The Suffolk City School Board Announces New Officers and Committee Members for the 2024 Calendar Year

The Suffolk City School Board Announces New Officers and Committee Members for the 2024 Calendar Year

The Suffolk City School Board announced Karen Jenkins as the new Board Chair for the 2024 calendar year during the organizational meeting held on Thursday, January 4. The Board’s Vice-Chair will remain Heather Howell. Changes to the Board’s standing committees are as follows:


Finance Committee:
Karen Jenkins, Kimberly Slingluff
Alternate: Heather Howell


Policy Review Committee:
Heather Howell, Phyllis Byrum, Dr. Judith Brooks-Buck
Alternate: Kimberly Slingluff


Legislative Committee:
Tyron Riddick, Dr. Dawn-Marie Brittingham, Kimberly Slingluff
Alternate: Karen Jenkins


Virginia School Board Association (VSBA):
Karen Jenkins
Alternate: Heather Howell


SECEP Board:
Dr. Judith Brooks-Buck
Alternate: Dr. Dawn-Marie Brittingham


WHRO/HERTA Educational Advisory Board:
Kimberly Slingluff
Alternate: Tyron Riddick

ACCESS College Foundation Board of Directors:
Kimberly Slingluff
Alternate: Karen Jenkins


Suffolk Education Foundation:
Karen Jenkins
Alternate: Heather Howell


The Governor’s School for the Arts:
Tyron Riddick
Alternate: Dr. Judith Brooks-Buck

For the 2024 calendar year, the School Board Clerk remains Tarshia Gardner, and the Deputy Clerk remains Keesha Johnson. The Superintendent’s selected designees are Dr. Okema Branch, Chief Academic Officer, and Dr. Rodney Brown, Chief of Administrative Services of Suffolk Public
Schools. Regular meetings of the Suffolk City School Board will remain on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers can watch all board meetings live from the Suffolk Schools YouTube channel.