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 Ron Womack Quits CAB School Board

July 23, 2008 - Less than a month after three new members joined the Charles A. Beard School Board, one of the four other members has decided to call it quits.

Board member Ron Womack, one of two members elected to the CAB School Board from Greensboro Township, submitted a letter of resignation at the end of the board's July 15 meeting. Just half-way through his four-year term, Womack's letter indicated his resignation would take effect July 31.

Womack's action came just minutes after the board had voted to release a handful of public records with the names of former CAB employees not redacted, a move Womack had strongly opposed. In his resignation letter, which Board President Kevin Knott read aloud, Womack said that "changes in (his) commitment and responsibilities" were preventing him from giving 100 percent to his role as a school board member.

"I just thank the corporation for tolerating me, I guess, for putting up with me" Womack said, after Knott read the letter. "I got to go through hiring a principal and an assistant principal, and then also to hire an excellent superintendent. I appreciate that opportunity very much. I hope that I served well."

Womack said he and members of his family had all graduated from Knightstown. "I've got a lot at stake here," he said. "My grandchildren, all my children are here. We love the school, we love your facilities. It's come a long way and it will continue to go forward."

Pursuant to state statute, the remaining six members of the CAB School Board will have 30 days from the date Womack's seat becomes vacant to select his replacement. If the board fails to select a replacement within that time period, the responsibility for filling the vacancy will fall to the judge of the Henry Circuit Court.

CAB Superintendent Gary Storie told The Banner that the school board may hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to interview applicants. He said that meeting would be open to the public.

Any Greensboro Township resident wanting to apply for this school board vacancy is asked to send a letter of interest to: Kevin Knott, CAB School Board President, 345 N. Adams St., Knightstown 46148. To be considered, all letters must be received no later than Friday, Aug. 8.


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