At the January 11 School Board meeting the Board regretfully accepted the resignation of Board Member Anne Maple effective January 12, 2016. Ms. Maple was first elected to the School Board in November 2008 and again in November 2012. Her term would have expired December 31, 2016.

In her letter of resignation, Ms. Maple states, “My years working with my fellow Board members – as well as with the staff, administration, students, and parents of the district – have been filled with satisfaction, even in times of challenge and difficult decisions. However, after serving for several years, I feel the need to move on to new activities.”

School Board Chair Julie Pritchard thanked Anne for her exemplary service to the district that began before being elected to the School Board. She and Ms. Pritchard worked on the Middle School Bond Referendum and together they co-chaired the district’s successful 2006 Operating Levy Campaign.

In her comments Board Chair Pritchard said, “During your tenure on the Board, you courageously approved the implementation of Professional Learning Communities, which have now become a valued part of our school culture. Your legacy also includes the passage of the 2011 Operating Levy Campaign and the successful implementation of the Transformational Technology Initiative. In your role as the Board’s liaison to Schools for Equity in Education, you inspired others to join you in advocating for K12 public education with out state’s lawmakers. You have spent countless hours sitting in on Education committee hearings and corresponding with lawmakers on behalf of our students. You can leave tonight knowing that your efforts have made a difference. We wish you all the best!”