Bell resigns from BOE

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LEDGER – The Mitchell County Board of Education at a special meeting this past Saturday accepted the resignation of board member and vice chair Sherry Bell. 

Bell announced her resignation this past Wednesday in a letter to board chair Angela Burleson. 

Bell is moving to South Carolina this summer to take a position with Charleston County Schools. 

“Making the decision to move has been a very difficult one,” Bell said. “I feel that this is what is best for me at this time.”

Bell, who checked into Saturday’s meeting via speakerphone, said she is grateful for the opportunity to have served on the board. 

“Serving as a member of the Mitchell County Board of Education has been an honor and privilege,” Bell said. “I am so very grateful for the opportunity to have served with members of a board who genuinely care about the students of Mitchell County. 

“I am honored to have worked in the capacity of improving the school and its functions for all children and am grateful for your partnership. I wish all of you and Mitchell County Schools the best success in the future.”

The board unanimously approved Bell’s resignation as part of the personnel portion of the special meeting consent agenda. 

The board’s next regular monthly meeting is July 16 and the session will continue July 26, if necessary.

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