The husband of current District 833 School Board Chair Leslee Boyd has taken a job in Oklahoma City, prompting her resignation from the board.
“If it wasn’t for that, I would certainly stay on the board,” she told Patch. “Because I love what I do.”
The announcement about her resignation came during Thursday’s board meeting; it will become effective Dec. 31, according to a release from the district.
Oklahoma City is her husband’s hometown, and they lived there briefly in the 1990s when they first got married, Boyd said.
“While we will miss our friends here, I have always believed that thoughtful change is a good thing and I look forward to the new opportunities that this transition will bring for my family,” Boyd said in a statement. “It has been a privilege to serve the communities of South Washington County as a member of the school board. In addition, I had the honor of being unanimously selected by my colleagues as Board Chair for the past three years. The time I have spent in those roles has been incredibly rewarding.”
Boyd, a Woodbury resident re-elected in 2011, said her time on the board has provided “a unique opportunity to serve our communities and work with a talented staff toward a common goal of improving education for our children.
“I know I will miss the challenges, but with a tremendous foundation in place for our school district, under the leadership of Dr. Jacobus, I am confident that South Washington County Schools will reach even higher levels of excellence,” she said.
In a statement, Superintendent Keith Jacobus said he has “appreciated Leslee’s commitment to the kids of South Washington County Schools. Her leadership since January of 2008, will leave a lasting legacy for our students, parents and staff. We thank her for her vision and service.”
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