Clarke school board member to resign
A member of the Clarke County Board of Education is stepping down.
District 2’s Kirrena Gallagher made the announcement Thursday evening at a Board of Education meeting.
"I have decided to resign from the board to run for the recently vacated District 2 Commission seat," Gallagher said. "I can only hope that I've made a positive impact on this board and CCSD in my brief time as the District 2 representative."
The District 2 seat on the Athens-Clarke County Commission, which Gallagher is running for, will be filled by a special election in March. Qualifying for that office begins on Monday.
But, there won’t be a special election to fill the now-open seat on the Board of Education. Instead, the board will appoint Gallagher’s replacement. Interested candidates have until January 6 to apply.
For more information on applying to fill the vacancy, see the Clarke County School District’s website.