Tecumseh resident Dylan Hays was appointed to the Tecumseh Board of Education at a special meeting Tuesday, June 25.

According to Superintendent Tom Wilsie, Hays graduated from Tecumseh High School and has a daughter attending the Early Childhood Center.

"He's a young man so he'll have a different perspective...I think he will provide lots of different view points there and he'll be a good addition to the board," Wilsie said.

In addition, Wilsie said the board approved a School Site Statutory Waiver for Cross Timbers Elementary Library Media Specialist Lisa Thompson.

The board also approved the hiring of various persons including clerical staff and education faculty and staff as well as the resignation of staff.

Wilsie said standard contracts were also approved including with the Central Tribes of Shawnee Area, a resolution for Schools and Libraries Universal Services, Little River Coop, Heartland Speech Inc., Advance Physical Therapy Services and other such contracts.

The superintendent explained he was also appointed as the representative of several items including the school lunch program, federal programs and the purchasing agent for the district.