School Board Selects New President
Trenton police officer Mike Hawkins is the new president of the Trenton Board of Education.
Trenton Board of Education members selected Mike Hawkins for board president by unanimous ballot Monday night at the 2012 Board of Education organizational meeting.
Hawkins, 34, has been a school board member for four years. He was recently reelected in November when he ran unopposed.
Hawkins has been a Trenton Police officer for over ten years and recently became a handler in the K-9 division. He and his German Shepherd Truax have been working together since June 2011.
Hawkins said he wants to keep things moving in a positive direction for Trenton Public Schools and his first area of interest is a smooth transition for the new superintendent.
Other board members were selected for remaining positions on the board:
- Carol Oakley is now vice president
- Cristine Howe is now secretary
- Thomas Kinney is now Treasurer
Board members will hold the position for one year.
"We rotate the officers so everyone has an opportunity so nobody gets a strangle hold on any given position," Hawkins said.