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Randy Steele resigns from Joplin School Board

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

 The Joplin School Board will now have two empty seats to fill after Randy Steele resigned. Steele says the pressure and conflict over who should fill the seat won by Lane Roberts is the reason behind why he is stepping down. Steele was not present at the open board meeting where candidates for the open seat were debated. Finalists for that open seat are:

  • Jim Kimbrough
  • Marsi Archer
  • Sharrock Dermott 
Steele says he received unidentified calls saying he should vote for Kimbrough or not attend meetings at all. He says he felt threatened. 

Kimbrough has previously has previously served on the board for nine years. Board members debated if Kimbrough satisfied a push for change on the board. Jeff Koch, Board President, plans to release a statement on Steele's resignation today. The board had hoped to fill Roberts seat at the next meeting.

Steele has been on the school board for seven years. His resignation is not official until the school board members accept it at the next open meeting. 

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