School board swears in Scott today to fill seat of late husband

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Patsy Scott will be sworn in today to take the Richmond school board left vacant by the death of her husband Joe Scott last summer.

A new member of the Richmond County Board of Education will be officially sworn in at 5:30 p.m. today at the board’s Broad Street office.

Patsy Scott, wife of District 5 school board trustee Joe Scott who died in July, won her husband’s seat in a three-way race earlier this month. The retired nurse campaigned on continuing the tradition of her husband as well as ensuring that students have access to needed resources, keeping parents informed of issues and supporting good pay for teachers.

Following Mrs. Scott’s swearing-in ceremony, she’ll then take part in her first official board meeting, where policies aimed at everything from saggy pants to mini-fridges will be discussed. The saggy pants policy will have its final vote and would ban those attending after school events such as football games while wearing pants that sag so low underwear is exposed.

The mini-fridge policy aims to rid schools and board offices of unnecessary mini-fridges, which can cost the system thousands in energy expenses.

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