School board mem­ber plans to re­sign in ’19

■ Hol­royd has served in the Zone 1 school board seat since 2009.

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - FRONT PAGE - By Janelle Jessen Staff Writer [email protected]

School board mem­ber Roger Hol­royd an­nounced dur­ing Thurs­day’s meet­ing that he plans to re­sign from the board in Jan­uary.

Hol­royd, who is cur­rently pres­i­dent of Ar­vest Bank Siloam Springs, ex­plained that he has ac­cepted a job as pres­i­dent of Ar­vest Bank Fort Smith and that he and his fam­ily will be re­lo­cat­ing.

Hol­royd said he will sub­mit a for­mal res­ig­na­tion in Jan­uary but gave an early no­tice that he would be leav­ing so the board would have more time to find a re­place­ment, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the up­com­ing hol­i­days.

Once Hol­royd sub­mits his res­ig­na­tion, school board mem­bers will have just 30 days to de­cide on the pro­to­col for se­lect­ing his re­place­ment and to ap­point a new mem­ber to fill the Zone 1 seat, ac­cord­ing to Su­per­in­ten­dent Ken Ramey. The per­son who is ap­pointed to the po­si­tion will then have to run for the seat in the next school board elec­tion in May.

Hol­royd has served on the Zone 1 school board po­si­tion since 2009 and his sec­ond five-year term was due to be com­plete in May, Ramey said.

“Roger has been a great board mem­ber,” Ramey said. “I want to celebrate him next month, he’s a leader in the com­mu­nity, he su­per­vises a large oper­a­tion, he knows his peo­ple.”

In the mean­time, Ramey said that those who are in­ter­ested in fill­ing the po­si­tion should con­tact the district of­fice at 479524-3191. El­i­gi­ble can­di­dates must live in Zone 1 and be reg­is­tered to vote. Zone 1 in­cludes much of the ru­ral area west of Arkansas High­way 59 north of Siloam Springs, Arkansas High­way 16 South of Siloam Springs, and all of the por­tion of the district in Wash­ing­ton County.

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