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Board of Education Trustee Resigns

Board will begin interviewing candidates to replace Robyn Kingston, hopes to have seat filled by next month.

Trustee Robyn Kingston has resigned her seat on the Board of Education.

Juanita Petty, board secretary and the district’s business administrator, announced Kingston’s resignation at the board meeting Thursday.

The resignation was effective Wednesday.

Rumors of such a move by Kingston were swirling for months. It is expected Kingston will move to Texas where her husband has been working.

Kingston did not return a message Thursday night seeking comment.

Kingston, a former co-president of the Wayne Council of Parent Teacher Organizations, was elected to the board in 2011.

Trustee and Second Vice President Laura Stinziano campaigned with Kingston.

“Robyn was an asset to every trustee on this board and the board is truly going to miss her,” Stinziano said. “She was always professional. She will be missed.”

Petty said the board would begin interviewing candidates to replace Kingston soon. 

Petty said the board hopes to appoint someone to fill the position by the board's Feb. 21 meeting. That person may choose to run for a one-year unexpired term in November and for a full three-year term in 2014.

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Scondo January 11, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Thank you for your service, good luck to you in Texas.
Robert Pignatello January 11, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Keep your eye on what happens next after this resignation and who gets appointed. I think I just saw a sign on Nellis drive that read "More Political Deals Ahead."
Justice January 11, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Calculated and transparent. I am sure this will also be deleted. In this Repugnant town.
John January 11, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Thank you Mrs. Kingston for VOLUNTEERING your personal time to improve education for ALL of us. I doubt the board will find someone with your compassion & dedication, but hopefully someone close. You truly are one to be admired. Thank you & Good Luck.
Lori January 12, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Good luck Robyn, you will be missed. Your combination of intelligence, compassion and commitment is hard to find. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!

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