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Whorley resigns from School Board

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By Tom Wilmoth

    District 3 School Board member Brad Whorley has resigned from the Bedford County School Board, effective this past Thursday.

    Whorley’s announcement was read by Board Chairman Dave Vaden during Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Whorley cited work responsibilities as the reason for his resignation. He had been serving as vice chairman of the board.
    The school board has 45 days to appoint a member to fill the District 3 seat until a special election for the seat can be held in November.
    The school board will advertise for that position and a deadline will be set for those interested in the position to send in applications. The board will set a date to interview those who apply.
    A  new  member   must   be selected within that 45 day period or a judge will appoint someone to fill the seat. That person will serve until the special election.
    Whorley had served on the school board for 15 months.
    “I am grateful for having the opportunity to serve on the board,” Whorley stated in his letter. “However, my other commitments to my company have become too great for me to be able to fulfill the requirements of my position on the board.”
    Whorley went on to state that he wished BCPS “only the best for the future” and that he regretted any inconvenience his resignation might cause.
    The board will not appoint a new vice chairman until after a new member is appointed, according to Vaden, who addressed the issue during Thursday’s meeting.