Hardin County Board of Education member and Vice Chair Andrea Palmer has given a letter of resignation to Board Chair Charlie Wise and Board Secretary and Superintendent of Hardin County Schools Teresa Morgan. The Board met today and voted to accept her resignation.
Mrs. Palmer is resigning due to her family’s relocation to Nevada.
“I've learned so much from Hardin County Schools staff and my fellow Board members,” she said. “I am sad to go but I am excited to see what the future holds for my family. I look forward to following all of the positive progress the district is making for students. I truly appreciate all of the students I’ve met. They are the true lifeline of this district. Hardin County Schools will continue to excel because of the wonderful leadership in place.”
“Andrea was a tremendous asset to the Board of Education,” Wise said. “She is passionate about student growth and the well-being of our students and staff. We are a better Board of Education and a better district because of Andrea’s time on the Board. We wish her the best to her and her family.”
“I’m grateful for Mrs. Palmer’s insight and dedication to the students of Hardin County Schools,” Morgan said. “She truly has the best interest of all students in Hardin County in mind and made decisions that were student-focused and best for children. I appreciate her kind heart and foresight.”
According to Kentucky law and Hardin County Board of Education Policy 1.3, “any vacancy on the Board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board within sixty (60) days after the vacancy occurs. Within thirty (30) days of the vacancy, the Board shall, for two (2) weeks, solicit applications by posting a notice on the District’s website and place an advertisement for two (2) weeks in the newspaper of the largest general circulation in the county to solicit applications.
“An applicant shall file a letter of intent with the Board affirming that s/he meets the legal qualifications for the office as established by KRS 160.180. In addition, the applicant shall submit a transcript as evidence of completion of the twelfth (12th) grade or results of a twelfth (12th) grade equivalency exam.”
More information can be found on the district’s website, www.hardin.kyschools.us in the Board policies section of the website under the Board of Education tab on the front page.
The advertisement for the announcement will run in The News-Enterprise and it will also be placed under the Quick Links tab of the district website and on the Board of Education page of the website. Applications are due by the end of business on August 15, 2019.
Mrs. Palmer’s seat (Hardin County Board of Education Division 1) will be on the ballot in the November 5, 2019 election. The term for the Division 1 seat will expire on December 31, 2020 and will again be on the ballot in the November, 2020 general election.