IRSD school board appears to be in good hands


It has been a while since Charles Bireley was not the president of the Indian River School Board. In fact, Bireley has served that role faithfully for the past 10 years, and has held the seat for 15 of his 38 years helping direct the educational path for generations of students to pass through our local schools.

But James “Jim” Hudson now holds that seat, and he’s ready to tackle pressing issues.

“I think the major goal to address is our population growth,” said Hudson. “I think that’s going to be a major thing. We’re really growing — especially in the Georgetown, Millsboro areas. We’ve really got to tackle that. Hopefully, come up with some solutions.”

Hudson previously taught and coached in the Indian River School District before becoming vice principal, and then principal, at North Georgetown Elementary School for 15 years, before retiring in 2009.

So, yeah, it would seem they found a solid replacement for an icon, which isn’t always an easy trick.

We congratulate Hudson on his recent appointment, and have faith that he will help lead the Board into the future. We also enjoy the fact that Bireley continues to participate in the shaping of the area’s schools as a member of the Board, and believe our local students are in good hands.