Trail Elected to Rector School Board
Mike Trail will join the School Board of the Rector School District beginning with the organization's first meeting in October. Trail was unopposed in seeking the position which has been vacated by longtime member James Turner.
"I'm looking forward to working with the current Board members and maintaining the high quality of education of the Rector School District," Trail said. "We have an outstanding school, and I am proud to have the opportunity to work with the administration in continuing to meet our current goals as well as prepare for the future."
Trail and his family have made their home in Rector since moving to the community in 2006. His wife, Lynette, is a kindergarten teacher at Rector Elementary School. The couple has two sons, Maddox, who is 15, and 10-year-old Tabor. Both boys attend school at Rector.
Trail has practiced law from his office in the community since moving to the area and serves as deputy prosecuting attorney for Clay County.
A native of Alexandria, La., where he graduated in 1990 from Buckeye High School, Trail received a degree in political science from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., and earned his law degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Mike, Lynette and their sons have been active in the community since coming to Rector. Mike said he considers his new role as a member of the School Board as an extension of working within the community.
"My family and I realize that we have benefitted a great deal from living in a community like Rector and understand that we need to do our part to give back by being active and supporting the things that make up our community, like the school. I'm happy to do that because I know just how much the school means not only to my family, but all the families who call this district home."