Trustee Ronna Johnson announced her resignation Oct. 1.[/caption]
Updated Sept. 23 at 3:58 p.m.
At the Sept. 19 Georgetown ISD board of trustees meeting, trustee Ronna Johnson announced she would resign effective Oct. 1.
Johnson was serving her second term on the board of trustees after running for election in 2012 and said her family is relocating to the Dallas area.
Plans for her business's expansion and lengthy travel time ultimately led Johnson to make the move, she said. Johnson said she spends a lot of her time traveling around the state, often to the Dallas area, and that her husband's company office is also located in the area.
Johnson said she proud of the work she did while on the board to help GISD with its strategic planning process and pass a bond last fall.
"I am proud that I was able to contribute and push for what teachers and students needed," Johnson said.
The chairwoman of two bond committees in 2005 and 2010, Johnson also served as the PTA council president and worked to help bring University Interscholastic League academics back to elementary and middle schools within GISD.
Johnson said she is sad to leave her position, but she knew it would be difficult to make it work from Dallas.
"Serving the Georgetown community as a school board member has been one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of my life," Johnson said. "I love serving the community and helping kids. I will miss that about being in Georgetown."
GISD spokesperson Suzanne Marchman said the board of trustees hopes to have a replacement at the November school board meeting. According to Marchman, Texas Education Code rules allow the board to appoint a replacement. But that person would be required to run as a candidate for the board election in May in order to serve out the remained of Johnson's term, which ends in 2018, Marchman said.