Long time AJUSD board member to step down

After the Nov. 10 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting, long-time board member and current vice-president of the board Wendy Moore announced that she would be stepping down from her position, effective immediately. Mrs. Moore and her husband recently sold their house in Apache Junction and purchased a home in Mesa. According to district policy and Arizona Revised Statutes, the move makes Moore ineligible to serve on the local school district governing board.

In a tear-filled farewell, Mrs. Moore thanked board members and district staff, “You are all so talented, dedicated, and passionate about things. The people who are sitting in this room are the ones who are making the magic happen all day, every day. You set the standards and work through the budgets; you’ve gone to the state and fought in the trenches. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity. Even with all the tough stuff, it has been a joy.”

Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson commented, “Being a school board member is, at times, a thankless job. Mrs. Moore has always strived to make our district Arizona’s First Choice and her perspective will be missed.”

Following the meeting, the district hosted a reception for Mrs. Moore in appreciation of more than a decade of service to the district and the community
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Mrs. Moore will submit a letter to the Board and the county superintendent. Once received, the county will compile a posting and place an announcement in the local papers. This announcement will run for at least two weeks. Once the posting has occurred, prospective board candidates will have two weeks to complete and submit the required application packet to the county. The county superintendent will interview the applicants and name an individual to fill Mrs. Moore’s seat until Nov. 2016.

Editor’s note: Dana Hawman is the public information officer for Apache Junction School District.

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