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Longtime White Oak ISD trustee resigns

By Christina Lane
June 26, 2012 at 11 p.m.

The White Oak ISD school board has called a special meeting for noon Friday to accept the resignation of longtime trustee Todd Weeks, Superintendent Mike Gilbert said Tuesday.

Weeks has served on the school board for more than 10 years, Gilbert said. Weeks occupied Place 2 on White Oak's seven-member school board.

Gilbert said Weeks' reason for resigning is related to the school district's nepotism policy.

The school board is hiring a coach-teacher for a dual position at White Oak High School, and Weeks is related to a person who is interested in the position, Gilbert said.

White Oak, like most other school districts, has a policy that prevents the school board from hiring or promoting people where it could create a conflict of interest if the person is a relative of a school trustee.

"Todd Weeks is a person of great integrity and strong character," Gilbert said. "There is somebody who wants to continue his career, and he's not wanting to get in his way. I hate to lose him as a board member, I can tell you that."

Gilbert could not release the name of the person being considered for employment, pending Friday's board meeting.

Also on the agenda, trustees will consider options for the remainder of the term for Place 2's open seat.



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