Waco School Board President Pat Atkins announced his resignation on Monday. Atkins was first elected to the board in 2002 and became the President in 2010.
The district is in search of a permanent superintendent, and Atkins says this is a decision he would prefer his succesor to be more active in.
“I know I can remain on the board a few more months until our new home is complete. It is important, though, that my successor– who will actually be working with the new superintendent– have an opportunity to participate in the hiring process.”
You can read his entire letter to the Board of Trustees here:
The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 23, for their regular monthly meeting. This is when members will discuss how to fill the vacancy. They have the option of appointing someone or calling for a special election.