Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has appointed a local school board president and a former technical college president to the state’s K-12 education board.

Parson’s Thursday appointments will mean seven of eight seats on the once-embattled State Board of Education are filled.

The board could not meet for months this year after a standoff between lawmakers and former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens left the group without enough members for a quorum.

Since Greitens’ June resignation, the new governor has appointed four board members.

Parson’s latest appointees are Raymore resident Kim Bailey and Linn resident Don Claycomb.

Bailey is president of the Raymore Peculiar School Board and is an adjunct professor at Calvary University.

Claycomb retired as president of the State Technical College of Missouri in 2016.

Appointees need state Senate confirmation.

Randy Kirby