Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Board Member Resigns

School Board President Bridget Rivers announced with sadness Tuesday the resignation of board member Vickey Sheppard.

No reason was given, but since being re-elected in April for a second three-year term, Sheppard has missed a number of meetings over the summer and fall, participating by phone in at least one meeting.

The announcement means the board must appoint someone to replace Sheppard until the next school board election in April.

The last time the board had to take such action was when former school board member Sharon Robinson-Briggs was elected mayor and had to vacate her post in January 2006. The board chose David Graves from among three candidates to serve as appointee, but Graves lost the balance of the term in the April 2006 school board election to Patricia Barksdale.

Whoever is appointed to the seat will have to run in the April 2009 school board election for the unexpired term to 2011. Incumbents are Rasheed Abdul-Haqq, Lisa Logan Leach and Barksdale, but because the filing date is in February, it is not known which of them may want to run again for full three-year terms.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bridget Rivers should be the one resigning. We NEED a new Board of Education President. One with half a brain and some manners on how to deal with people.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Now, now ... let's not attack folks gratuitously. You can do that on the forum if you like. Please keep comments here on a polite level.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Plainwatcher said...

Bernice, you are so correct. That is what makes you so much higher than all the other Bloggers.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Hey, blogging is a galaxy, not a pyramid!

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then why even post it, Bernice??? C'mon, no "spin," huh? Bet ya won't post THIS one! ;-)

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Bernice, why even post comments that personally attack people. You have always stayed above that.

2:00 PM  

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