Citing a new job that forbids him from holding public office, Fourth District School Board Member Billy Miller has announced his resignation from the board effective Sept. 30. Miller works for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).
Miller’s first four-year term on the board had just been completed, and he was re-elected to a second term in August. The county commission will be responsible for appointing a replacement board member to fill Miller’s unexpired term. The new member will serve until the next election in August, 2016.
In a letter to School Board Chairman W.J. (Dub) Evins, III, Miller wrote:
"Please accept this as notice of my resignation as DeKalb County 4th District School Board Member. My last day of serving on the board will be September 30, 2014.
"I have accepted a position with my job in a division which does not allow personnel to hold public office. Although I had hoped that my position as school board member would be grandfathered in, I discovered after the fact that such was not the case. It is with great regret that I tender this resignation.
"I am honored to have served on our county school board for the past four years. I have always tried to make my decisions based upon what I felt was in the best interest of our children. I feel gratified that we have accomplished so much in the last four years, but realize there is still much to do. It is our responsibility to provide the best education possible for our county’s children. After all, today’s children will someday run the world. We need to make sure they have the tools to run it well," the letter read.