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New Fayette school board member appointed

Kirk Tinsley is the Fayette County Board of Education's newest member, taking the District 2 seat vacated when Larry Conner resigned in August.

Tinsley's appointment by Kentucky State Education Commissioner Jon Draud became effective Friday.

Tinsley, who works at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., will serve on the board through 2010. He already has extensive experience with the school system as a parent volunteer and leader.

Tinsley, 53, served on the school-based decision-making council at Deep Springs Elementary for three years, and this year, was elected to the school council at Bryan Station Traditional Middle School. Tinsley resigned that position to accept the school board appointment.

"I am very excited to have Kirk on our board," said Fayette schools Superintendent Stu Silberman. "I have worked with him over the years and he is a tireless worker for kids. He is an advocate for all kids and lives by our philosophy of 'It's About Kids.' "

Tinsley will be sworn in Monday before the school board's 5:30 p.m. planning session.