UPDATE: District 1 school board member Rebecca Turner turned in her letter of resignation this morning. Superintendent Alan Reed said he has informed the Commissioner of Education Terry Holiday of the resignation. Reed is expecting to hear back from the commissioner by the beginning of next week regarding what the next step will be in finding a replacement.
School board member Rebecca Turner, who was elected in 2010, moved last January and appears to be living outside the boundaries of the district for which she was elected.
Turner was elected as a representative of District 1 when she was living on Breeding Loop. Turner now lives in Bridgeport Circle, which appears to be in District 2.
The Community Voice went to Turner’s residence on Tuesday at Bridgeport Circle and Turner said she isn’t sure if she has moved out of her district. She assumed someone would tell her if she had, she told the Voice.
When contacted later that same day, Superintendent Alan Reed said he had heard the rumors but had not been officially informed on whether or not she had moved out of District 1.
After inquiries from the Voice, Reed said he would inform board attorney Jeff Hoover and determine if Turner is in fact out of the district in which she was elected.
If a resident who lives at Bridgeport Circle registers to vote, he or she is registered to vote in District 2, according to County Clerk Sheila Blair. School board member Marsha Walker currently represents District 2.
Blair said she couldn’t confirm the district boundaries 100 percent because Bridgeport Circle isn’t identified on her map. Bridgeport Circle connects to the Hwy. 55 bypass.
See more details in this week’s issue of the Community Voice.