Jennifer Williams resigns from GH school board

The Grand Haven school board is seeking candidates to fill a seat that has been vacated by Grand Haven Township resident Jennifer Williams. Williams, who has been a member of the board for nearly two years, recently submitted her resignation letter to the school board, stating her husband's job relocation to Boston as the reason.
Kyle Moroney
Feb 21, 2012

The Grand Haven Board of Education accepted Williams’ resignation during its meeting on Monday, effective Feb. 29. She was not present at the meeting.

Williams was appointed to the school board in May 2010 to fill a vacancy created when Brandon Hall resigned. She was re-elected in May 2011 to finish the remainder of that term, which goes through the end of this year.

“I’ve enjoyed serving with my fellow board members and have learned a great deal from each of you,” Williams stated in her resignation letter — which was read by Board President Chris Houghtaling during Monday’s meeting. “But most importantly, I have been humbled by the dedication of our teachers and the willingness of our parents to trust in their Board of Education. We do not take the trust you have given us lightly. The community pride in our schools is what sets Grand Haven apart from other districts, and a large part of what makes us successful.”

In her letter, Williams noted her achievement in two goals during her brief stint on the board: improved the healthiness of the school lunch program and eliminated Styrofoam from the high school lunch room.

According to Grand Haven Area Public Schools Superintendent Keith Konarska, the board has 30 days from the effective resignation date to fill the seat.

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