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November24,2009  PresidentSchneider,MembersoftheBoard,Dr.Lang,andOurBelovedCommunity;  IthascometimethatImustmakeanextraordinarilydifficultdecision.Duetothecurrenteconomic environment,Ihavefounditnecessarytoseekanotherjobtotakecareofmyfamily.Ihavebeen fortunateenoughinthesetimestofindemployment.ThepositionItookseveralweeksagorequires traveltoMilwaukeeandworkingWednesdaynights.Iwastoldthatitmightbepossibletochangemy scheduleaftercompletingmyfirsttermofemployment.Inthepastweek,Iwasinformedthatmy schedulefornexttermisagainWednesdaynightsaswellasThursdaynights.Iamnotabletochangemy workschedulearoundscheduledSchoolBoardmeetings.  ThoughIhaveworkedhardoverseveralyearstobecomeamemberoftheOshkoshAreaSchoolDistrict BoardofEducation,andhaveworkeddiligentlyasamemberoftheBoard,Ihavebeenforcedtomakea difficultchoice.Idonotwishtoletdownourstudentsorstaff.Icertainlydonotwishtoburdenour communitythathasplaceditstrustinmeasaBoardmember.Undercurrentcircumstances,Imustdo whatisrightformyfamilyandrightforthiscommunity.  ThoughIhavebeenabletocontinuemyworkonvariouscommittees,Iamnolongerabletoattend scheduledWednesdaynightBoardmeetings.ItisabsolutelynecessarythatIworktohelpsupportmy familyandhavenotbeenabletofindanotherpositiontoaccommodatemySchoolBoardobligation.Itis withdeepestregret,andwiththecommunityinmindandthestudentsIserveinmyheart,thatIhave madethedecisiontoresignfromtheOshkoshAreaSchoolDistrictBoardofEducation,effectivethe dateofthisletter,November24,2009.  IhavegreatlyenjoyedworkingwitheverymemberoftheBoard,Dr.Lang,andthestaffof administrators.Ifeelprivilegedtohavebeenabletoservethestudentsandstaffofourschoolsandour communitytothebestofmyabilities.  Iameternallygratefulforhavinghadthisopportunity.Iamsincerelysorryfortheinconveniencemy resignationwillcause.  Sincerely,  MichelleMonte

Monte Resignation Letter  

A letter of resignation from Oshkosh school board member Michelle Monte.

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