With resignation, school board position opens up

08/20/2014 4:00 PM |
The Oysterponds School Board says goodbye to member (Credit: Claire Leaden)

Board member Alison Lyne’s resignation was accepted at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Credit: Claire Leaden)

The Oysterponds Board of Education accepted school board member Alison Lyne’s resignation during its Tuesday meeting. 

Ms. Lyne explained her family is moving to North Carolina because her husband is following a job transfer. She tearfully referred to the move as “sudden” and said she’ll miss the community.

Ms. Lyne won her school board seat in May 2013 and was sworn in a few months later.

Superintendent Richard Malone thanked Ms. Lyne for her service on the board and for the years she served on the school’s PTA.

Board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas said members haven’t yet discussed what to do with the now-vacant position. They noted there are three options: holding a special election, appointing someone to the position, or keeping it vacant until the next election.

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