Board of Education
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Bruce Bales, President - term ends 2022
Mike Scott, Vice President-term ends 2023
Matthew Evans, Treasurer - term ends 2023
Tim Watlington - term ends 2023
Jonathan Lashley- term ends 2021
Chris Bales-term ends 2021
Kyle Clayton- term ends 2022
Lola Bridges, Secretary of the Board
Meet your Board Members
Bruce Bales, President
Served on Bakersfield R-IV School Board since 2004.
Grew up in Bakersfield. Married to Laura and has three children and two grandchildren
Employed at MoDOT
Hobbies: Loves riding his motorcycle.
Serves on the board to further the education opportunities for all students in the community.
Michael Scott, Vice President
First served on the board 2009
Background: "I have lived in Bakersfield since I was 9. My wife, Amy, teaches middle school Language Arts here. I have two sons, Nathan and Logan. Both attend(ed) here."
Job/Work/Education: "I work at Consolidated Land Services in Mtn. Home doing engineering work. I graduated from Bakersfield and got a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T."
Hobbies: "I enjoy fishing with my wife and kids and watching my boys play basketball."
Matthew Evans, Treasurer
Served since 2017
Background: Lifelong resident of Bakersfield
Jobs/Work/Education: Works at Baxter Lab in Mtn. Home. Graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1992.
Hobbies: Spending time with kids, camping and working on the farm
Served since 2014
Background: I was born and raised in Wynne, Arkansas. I bought and paid for my first car and 16 acres while working and attending college. I met my wife in 1996 and moved to Missouri. We got married in 1997. We sold our land in Arkansas and bought land in Missouri where we built our house and now have four children.
Job/Work/Education: Manager, Graduated Wynne High School in Arkansas, 1994. Attended EACC in Business Management for two years.
Hobbies: Hunting and fishing. I enjoy hanging out with my kids, family and friends when I'm not working. Above all else, enjoy life and have fun.
Chris Bales, MBSA Delegate Alternate
Served since 2018
Background: Graduated in 2003 from Bakersfield High School. I've lived in Bakersfield my entire life. Business owner, father of 3 elementary boys at Bakersfield.
Jobs/Work/Education: Farmer, CWI (Certified Weld Inspector), Owner of The Gym of Bakersfield, High School Graduate
Hobbies: Farming, Youth baseball, basketball and football coach. Play Since A 8-Man football.
Kyle Clayton, MSBA Delegate
Served since 2020
Background: I grew up in Thornfield, Missouri where I went to school during my elementary years. I then graduated at Gainesville High School. My wife, Darian and three daughters Laney, Kelbi and Brylee mean the world to me.
Job/Work/Education: Farmer, contractor, Baxter Lab Manufacturing, attended Ozarks Technical Community College
Served since 2019
Background: Attended Bakersfield schools, married to Leigha and they have four kids currently attending Bakersfield Schools
Job/Work/Education: Anderson Propane
Hobbies: Being with family.
Monthly Meetings are typically the third Thursday of each month at 6 PM in the Board Room. Dates and times are listed below.
July 18, 2019
August 15, 2019
September 19, 2019
October 17, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 18, 2019
January 23, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 16, 2020
May 21, 2020
June 25, 2020
July 2020--No Meeting in July
August 11, 2020--special re-opening plan
August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
June 24, 2020