Petra Butler to resign from Park City Board of Education
Petra Butler, a member of the Park City Board of Education, plans to resign from the Board at the end of the year.
The announcement was made at the Board’s meeting on Tuesday. Andrew Caplan, president of the Board, read a statement about Butler’s resignation, thanking her for her service. No reason was given for the resignation.
Butler was not present at the meeting and was unavailable for comment.
Butler has represented District 3 on the Board since January of 2016. She previously worked as a supervisory special agent with the FBI.
Caplan said in the announcement that she was instrumental in helping the Board develop its strategic plan and select a new superintendent. He also said she advocated for increased safety and security in the schools.
“Her experience and knowledge will be greatly missed,” he said. “We wish her the best as she devotes her time to her family.”
After the meeting, he said he was disappointed about her resignation.
“She’s been a tremendous leader on the Board,” he said.
He said it is likely going to be a “tough task” to replace her because of her experience and skills.
Caplan said applications for the position are now open and will be open until the first week of January. The remaining members of the Board will interview candidates and vote on Butler’s replacement. This is the third resignation from the Board in the past two years.
Those interested in applying for the position can access the application and more details at http://www.pcschools.us/school-board/documents/. Applications can be emailed to Caplan at email@example.com until Jan. 7, 2019, at 6 p.m.
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