Monday, January 4, 2016

Dr. Brownstein Resigns from Board

Dr. Michelle Brownstein, who has served on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education since 2009, has resigned from the board, announced James Barrett, board chairman.

"I highly value the time I participated as a member of this board and thank the voters for their support in the past two elections. It has been an honor to serve the public in this manner," Brownstein wrote in her resignation letter, dated December 28, 2015. See the full letter here.

"Speaking on behalf of the board, we appreciate Brownstein's service and concerns for, as noted in her letter, the quality of education for all the district's students, especially those who are struggling," Barrett said. With Brownstein's resignation, along with retirements and turnover on the board in the last election, the board has lost a collective 31 years of experience, Barrett noted.

The board's next regular meeting is scheduled for January 21, and the process to appoint a new member will be on the agenda.

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