Longtime member Andrea Rocco announced Monday that she will be stepping down from her seat, due to her .
Rocco has been a board member for more than 10 years after her appointment to a vacant seat in 2001. In 2002 and 2005, she was elected vice president, and served as president in 2008 and 2009.
Superintendent Dan Keenan asked Rocco to consider staying on the board through the next phase of schools construction and to plan for the 2012-13 school year budget.
“As a result of County Executive FitzGerald’s policy that county cabinet employees not hold public office, I regrettably have to resign from my school board seat,” Rocco said in a statement. “My resignation will be effective March 6, my last regularly scheduled meeting will be Feb. 27.”
The board of education must appoint a replacement 10 days after the next scheduled board meeting, March 26.
Remaining board members Nate Cross, Tony Falcone, Thomas Mays and Carol Winter will develop a process for choosing a replacement.
Anyone interested can apply for the open seat through the process found on the district website.