Jan 23, 2012 3:57 PM by Paul Kavanaugh
Chris Wright, a board member in Falcon School District 49 for two years, has resigned his position effective immediately.
During his time on the board, Wright had to make several tough decisions including cutting over $10 million from the district budget, eliminating 30% of the administrative staff, creating the Innovation Initiative for the district and cutting transportation, according to a news release.
"I have enjoyed my time on this board, but it is time for me to concentrate on my family and my business," said Wright.
The district will be receiving his official resignation at the Thursday, January 26 board meeting. If the resignation is approved by the board, the vacancy will be posted at the February 9 meeting.
Colorado law requires the position be filled within 60 days. The newly appointed director will finish Director Wright's term and will need to run for office in 2013.
"We appreciate Chris' hard work on behalf of the district and we look forward to his continued involvement as a parent and community member in this district," said Tammy Harold, Board President.