The Bryan County Board of Education is down a member following Charlie Johnson’s announcement Thursday night to resign from his District 3 seat.
During the board’s regular meeting at Bryan County Middle School, Johnson said he would be leaving the area to take a national security job with the federal government in Washington, D.C.
“I love Richmond Hill, and this was a very difficult decision,” Johnson told the News Friday morning.
“I want to make it clear that I am grateful to the citizens of Bryan County for giving me the opportunity to serve on the Board of Education. This school system is a great school system – like anything there is always room for improvement, but hopefully the board can keep moving forward.”
Superintendent John Oliver said Friday the board will likely appoint someone to fill Johnson’s seat, though he was unsure when that will happen.
Oliver also said he didn’t yet know if the appointed board member would serve out Johnson’s unexpired term, which is up for grabs in the 2012 election, or if there will be a special election to fill the seat during the March 2012 primary.
Read more in the Oct. 29 edition of the News.