|Board Member, Tuscaloosa City School Board, District 1|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||August 28, 2001|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama|
|Associate's||Shelton State Community College|
|Master's||University of Alabama|
Minyard earned an associates degree from Shelton State Community College. He earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Minyard is retired.
Minyard won re-election against candidate Earnestine Young. The election took place on August 27, 2013.
|Tuscaloosa Board of Education District 1, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||James Minyard Incumbent||69.7%||864|
|Source: Fox 6 News These results are unofficial.|
In 2009, Minyard was unopposed for the District 1 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education.
On August 23, 2005, Minyard defeated Tony V. Humphries and Burrell G. Odom to win the District 1 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education.
|Tuscaloosa City School Board, District 1, 2005|
|Nonpartisan||Tony V. Humphries||12%||197|
About the district
Tuscaloosa lags behind the rest of Alabama based on median household income and persons below the poverty level but outperforms the state average in high school graduation rates. The median household income for Tuscaloosa is $34,359 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Tuscaloosa is 29.6% while it is 17.3% for the state of Alabama. 85.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 81.9% of Alabama residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 32.7% of Tuscaloosa residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 22% for the state of Alabama.
|2010 Census Data for Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Race||Tuscaloosa||State of Alabama|
|Black or African American||41.5%||26.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.2%||0.6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||Z||0.1%|
|Two or more race||1.1%||1.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino||3.0%||3.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||52.6%||67%|
- Tuscaloosa City School District website
- Alabama State Department of Education official website
- City of Tuscaloosa website
- [http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050824/NEWS/50824003 Tuscaloosa News "Tuscaloosa City election results" Accessed July 25, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Tuscaloosa," Accessed July 24, 2013
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