Marietta school board member resigns from seat

Ward 1 board member Alan Levine submitted his resignation on Wednesday to the school board and Superintendent Grant Rivera. Credit: Marietta City Schools

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Ward 1 board member Alan Levine submitted his resignation on Wednesday to the school board and Superintendent Grant Rivera. Credit: Marietta City Schools

A Marietta City Schools board member resigned after moving outside the ward he was elected to represent, according to Chairwoman Angela Orange.

Alan Levine submitted his resignation on Wednesday to the school board and Superintendent Grant Rivera, she said.

State Board of Education rules require local school board members to reside in areas they represent.

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“We thank Mr. Levine for his many years of service to the board and this community,” Orange said.

Levine told the AJC that it was a privilege to serve Marietta City School students, teachers, staff and families.

“I remain convinced that, be it through serving on a school board, volunteering, or just staying informed about current issues and challenges, to be involved helping our schools do better is one of the best things a person can do to help ensure our democracy thrives, no matter the challenges presented,” he said.

The school board’s seven seats are all up for re-election and three candidates are running for the Ward 1 post formerly held by Levine: Alex Castro, Jeff DeJarnett and Lisa Lindsay.