Michael Erdmann, who has served nearly seven years as School Board president, is resigning his School Board post, according to a letter he sent out today.
Erdmann, a doctor and administrator at the VA hospital in Milwaukee, said he is resigning for personal reasons. With his professional responsibilities growing, time spent with family has been cut significantly, making his position as president an even greater burden on his time.
"I challenge others who are deeply committed to the education of our youth to step forward to serve the district (by) filling my vacant seat," Erdmann said in his letter to the district.
"The time is now. The next generation waits. Education is the greatest hope to unleash the full potential of the American Dream."
Any adult interested in serving on the board is encouraged to apply for the vacant seat.
Applicants will have to submit a resume and letter of intent to the district before Sept. 19. The board will then decide who will take the new position, one the selected candidate would hold until spring elections in 2012.
District officials are looking into the process for selecting who will serve as board president. Until that is worked out, Vice President Lester Spies will take on the president's duties.
Superintendent Sue Borden said whoever fills that role will have high standards to meet.
"The way he communicates as a board president is a level of professionalism we expect of a board president," Borden said. "Our community is definitely a better place because of his work."
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