The vacant seat on the Neosho School board left by Phil Wise's resignation last month has been filled. Dan Haskins, Neosho, received unanimous approval from all board members present at the monthly meeting on Monday.

The vacant seat on the Neosho School board left by Phil Wise's resignation last month has been filled. Dan Haskins, Neosho, received unanimous approval from all board members present at the monthly meeting on Monday.  
The board had previously narrowed the field of prospective candidates to two, Haskins and Jordon Paul, from those who submitted letters of interest.
Haskins was sworn into office by Tonya Patterson at the meeting and assumed his seat for the remainder of the board meeting.
Haskins is a long-time Neosho resident and his wife, Crystal, is a Neosho native.
As a law enforcement officer Sergeant Haskins is with the Joplin Police Department.
School board president Steve Douglas supported the board's choice.
"When we have spoken with him, he has a vision for academic excellence that is compatible with that of the district," Douglas said. "I think he will be a very good fit and take Neosho (schools) somewhere special."
The Neosho Board of Education now consists of Douglas, Haskins, Bruce Day, Stuart Puckett, Jonathon Russell, Keri Collinsworth, and Kim Woods.
The board meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the school district administration building located at 418 Fairground Road in Neosho.