The Gibraltar School Board will soon have a new member.
Lauren Ward filed her resignation papers recently, with the board accepting it on Tuesday. Gibraltar Superintendent Tina Van Meer said Ward resigned because she is pursuing administrative roles within the district. Ward is the third board member to resign this school year, following Angela Sherman and Amie Carriere. Ward was elected to the school board in 2020 and served on the Student Learning and Instruction and Door Community Auditorium Liaison committees. Her term was scheduled to run until April 2023.
It comes at a busy time for the board as they are actively searching for a new superintendent after Van Meer resigned in December and a new elementary school principal. They approved posting the elementary school principal position at its meeting on February 28th. After Carriere and Sherman left their post, Jeremy Schwab and Luca Fagundes were appointed to the board to fill the vacancies. The Gibraltar School Board will meet again on Monday, where administering the oath to a newly appointed board member is on the agenda.