Framingham School Committee member Richard Finlay will announce his resignation at tonight's (Dec. 19) meeting.
Finlay has accepted a new job, and will resign his seat effective tomorrow, Dec. 20.
In 2009, Finlay was elected to a one-year seat on the committee. In 2010, Finlay was re-elected to a three-year term.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools . Hiersche may name an interim assistant superintendent of schools at tonight's meeting.
The last resignation of a School Committee member took place in 2009. In May of 2009, then Town Meeting member Carol Phalen was appointed to replace Phil Dinsky, who resigned. Phalen was appointed to the School Committee by a majority vote of a School Committee and Board of Selectmen at a joint meeting.
Below is an excerpt from the statement Finlay will read at tonight's School Committee meeting.
"Tonight will be my last meeting as a member of the school committee as I will be resigning my seat effective tomorrow.
I have accepted a new job with hours that will not allow me the time to continue to effectively serve on the board.
By doing this now, it will allow people the opportunity to get on the ballot for the upcoming spring election (April 3) and to run for the remainder of my term which would be through April 2013.
It has been a pleasure serving on this committee with such dedicated people who are willing to put in all the long hours that we do working on the best educational program in place with the financial backing that we get from a town that has always supported education
As a lifelong resident and one who has also had the opportunity to go through the Framingham school system, I am very proud to say that we have been a part of building and supporting the district.
I would also like to thank the Framingham school district as a whole and all the many employees who make this such a wonderful place for our children. You should be proud of what you do and I thank you for your dedication o the children and the district."