Florence school board member announces resignation

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FLORENCE, Ala. - Bill Jordan says he is resigning as a Florence Board of Education member. He sent a letter to Connie Wallace, Interim Superintendent of Florence City Schools this morning.

Jordan says he is resigning as the District 2 board member effective Friday, March 31.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as a Florence City school Board Member," Jordan wrote. "Furthermore, it has been a privilege to serve with a group of honorable people, dedicated to the students of public education. I will forever cherish the many friendships I have made during my tenure. I wish the Board, the administration, and the district nothing but the best into the future."

Jordan did not list a reason for his resignation.

The Florence City Board of Education will begin accepting letters from people in District 2 who want to be considered to serve the remainder of Jordan's term, which lasts until November 10, 2020.

To qualify:

  • You must be a registered voter and a current resident of District 2
  • You also must be at least 21 years old and a resident of District 2 for at least the past six months
  • You must not be an employee of the Board
  • You must not have a record of conviction for any crime involving moral turpitude

The Florence City Board of Education will accept letters of interest beginning March 24, 2017. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest to the Florence City Board of Education (Attention: Board Member application) Post Office Box 10, Florence, AL 35631. In order to be considered for the Board member vacancy, letters of interest must be postmarked by April 1, 2017. Letters postmarked after this date will not be considered.

The Florence City Board of Education will review the letters of interest. The board plans to appoint a new member at their regular, public meeting on April 11, 2017.