Liberty Central School District board member Daniel Parkhurst announced on Thursday that he is resigning effective immediately; leaving his post after eleven years of service due to an imminent move from the district.
Parkhurst, who served as Board President from 2011-2014, wrote in a resignation letter that he and his wife are moving to Knoxville, TN, so that they may spend time with their granddaughter.
“[This move] will enable us to be a part of her life as she grows,” Mr. Parkhurst wrote. “I wish to thank the Liberty Central School District and its faculty and staff, the community and my fellow board members for the opportunity to serve the district. It has been an honor to be affiliated Liberty.”
As a parent, Liberty resident and serviceman to our country, Mr. Parkhurst offered a unique perspective and was a tireless advocate for the school community. The district and board of education would like to extend its thanks to Mr. Parkhurst for making a positive difference in the educational lives of its students.
Mr. Parkhurst’s resignation creates a vacancy on the board that’s required by law to be filled within 90 days. The board has two options:
1. Vote to call a special election to be held within 90 days*; or
2. Appoint a candidate of the board’s choice**.
*In this event, the replacement would serve until June 30, 2018.
**In this event, the replacement would serve until May 15, 2018.