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Wayne Crawford, Marshall Board of Education member, resigns

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 ~ Updated 10:47 AM

Marshall Board of Education member Wayne Crawford during his last board meeting.
(Carlos Restrepo/Democrat News)
After serving approximately four years in the Marshall Board of Education, Wayne Crawford submitted his letter of resignation to the board at the end of their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22.

"It's just time for somebody else to get some fresh ideas," Crawford said to the board.

The board will begin advertising immediately and for two weeks to receive letters from those interested in serving on the board. The board will hold a special meeting to review candidates at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19. The newly appointed board member will be sworn in at the next board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The appointed board member will fulfill Crawford's term until the April 2014 municipal election, when he or she may run for re-election.

Coincidentally, Crawford was appointed to former board member Teri Wright's seat after she resigned. He ran unopposed and won in the April 2011 election.

Prior to serving on the board, Crawford also served as chairman of the citizen committee for the two past bond issues campaigns, which did not pass.

Crawford said time constraints did not allow him to spend as much time as he would want on the board.

"I just feel that it is time to give somebody else an opportunity," Crawford said. "I have a wonderful relationship with the board and they are good people but I am on the road all the time, and this board needs a tremendous time commitment. That's really the only reason why I am leaving."

Superintendent Ryan Huff said the board will greatly miss Crawford.

"Wayne has been a great asset to our board," Huff said. "I know it was a hard decision for him. We hate to see him go but we understand completely and we look forward to any people who are interested in the position."

Contact Carlos Restrepo at crestrepo@marshallnews.com

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Mr. Crawford is certainly a busy person, and that is what we want on the school board; busy people with good ideas. However, the level of distrust in this town for the previous school boards is probably why we need some new, fresh faces.

I suggest that oldschool and accountability place their names in the hat and see how it feels to be in a school board spot. I would hope for the best for them and Marshall.

-- Posted by Interested Too on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 1:30 PM

I would have to agree with oldschool17 however we need more than one resignation to make the changes needed in our schools! There are several administrators that need to clean up their skills in communication and be truthful. I think many of our parents and tax payers would be very disappointed to find the truths in what is going on in our school district on many levels. It's time to take advantage of the sunshine law and get the truth for ourselves from the state. Parents need to pull together and persevere for what is right. What happened to "the best interest of the students?"

-- Posted by accountability101 on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 12:38 PM

Well its not the only reason. But it is a good one, hopefully we can get a younger person on the board with some new fresh ideas.

-- Posted by oldschool17 on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 8:55 AM

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