Board of Education

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School Board Policies

Board Members

Mike Scott, President-term ends 2023

Tim Watlington, Vice President - term ends 2023

Matthew Evans, Treasurer - term ends 2023

Jonathan Lashley- term ends 2024

Chris Bales-term ends 2024

Kyle Clayton- term ends 2025

Darren Johnston- term ends 2025

Victoria Crabtree, Secretary of the Board

Meet your Board Members

Michael Scott, President

First served on the board 2009

Background:  "I have lived in Bakersfield since I was 9.  My wife, Amy, is the library media specialist here.  I have two sons, Nathan and Logan.  Both graduated from 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 spending time with my wife & sons and golfing and fishing when I get the chance." 

Timothy Watlington, Vice President

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. 

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

Chris Bales, MBSA Delegate

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

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

Hobbies:  Bowfishing

Jonathan Lashley

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. 

Darren Johnston

Background: Attended school at Bakersfield, married to Jennifer and they have two children who attend Bakersfield High School

Job/Work/Education: Eaton Corporation

Hobbies:  Spending time 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.

**October 26, 2023---4th Thursday of the month

November 16, 2023

December 21, 2023

January 18, 2024

February 15, 2024

March 21, 2024

April 18, 2024

May 16, 2024

**June 27, 2024---4th Thursday of the month

July 18, 2024

August 15, 2024