Anne Bransford withdraws from school board primary
Park City School Board incumbent Anne Bransford has withdrawn from the primary election. She was one of four candidates running to represent District 3 in the school district. Bransford has served on the school board for four years.
In a candidate discussion forum held at the Park City High School last week, Bransford said she’s served more than 45,000 hours over the course of several years while her children were enrolled in the school district. About 5,000 hours were spent volunteering or for school board meetings.
However, Bransford was recently censured by the board for talking about a personnel decision that had been made in a closed session. She admitted to confirming to other faculty members that high school principal Hilary Hayes’ contract was not being renewed. That information had not yet been made public.
According to Park City School Board President Moe Hickey, Bransford informed the board earlier this week that she would not seek re-election due to personal reasons.
"I wish her well. We certainly appreciate the four years of service she will have put in and I hope she stays active in volunteering in the community," Hickey said.
Bransford has a bachelor’s degree in economics . During her time as a board member she served on the Communications Advisory Committee, the Master Planning Advisory Committee and the school district’s negotiations team.
Bransford will finish out her term, which ends in January. Her name will remain on the ballot but the votes will not count.
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