Coweta School Board member Brian Roy resigns

Thu, 03/13/2008 - 3:10pm
By: John Thompson

The Coweta County Board of Education is looking for a new member.

On Tuesday, board member Brian Roy announced his resignation from the board because he and his family were moving to a new home out-of-county.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said Thursday the system would appoint someone that lives in the school system’s fourth district to serve the last two years of his term.

“That way of replacing board members has been in our charter, and that’s what we did when (former chairman Mitch Powell died,” said Jackson.

Roy is in the process of moving to Hiawassee, Georgia, according to the school system’s press release.

Due to family health circumstances, as the board has been aware, he and his wife Lynn have just built a new home in Hiawassee to live closer to family, Roy said. He said he believed it was best if his resignation was made effective immediately because his Coweta County home has been placed on the market.

“It has been an honor to serve with this board for the last six years, and to represent the citizens of Coweta County and District 4,” he said. “I am proud of the accomplishments that this staff, board and system employees have made while I served on this board… This has been a tough decision, and was not made without a lot of thought, consideration and prayer.”

Roy was praised by fellow Coweta County school board members for his service.

“We’re sorry to see you leave,” said Board Chairman Frank Farmer. “I am personally going to miss you and hate to see you go.”

“It’s going to be a loss,” said Superintendent Blake Bass. “We know we always had your support.”

Roy was elected to Vice-Chairman of the Board last year, serving with current Chairman Frank Farmer. Roy works with Cargill of Newnan and said he will remain an active part of Coweta County even after the move.

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