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Meeks stepping down from Waterloo School Board

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

David Meeks has announced that he will resign his position with Waterloo Schools Board of Education effective June 11.

Meeks, who was elected to the board in September 2009, says his commitments to his business, Meeks & Associates, are making it impossible for him to devote the time necessary to the volunteer position.

"The travel required of me in my professional obligations has made it impossible for me to return to Waterloo in order to be personally present for as many Board meetings as I would like," Meeks said in a written statement. "I've participated by phone on a number of occasions, and I've always made sure I responded to my constituents in a timely manner."

Meeks will officially resign following the board's regular meeting on June 11.

"The other members of the school board sincerely appreciate David's service to the Waterloo Schools and have enjoyed serving with him on the Board," Board President Mike Young said in a written statement. "David brought valuable insight to the Board and has been an extremely thoughtful, compassionate, and professional Board member. While we understand and respect his decision, we will miss him as a colleague."

The current term for the position which represents Director District 1, expires in September 2013.  Director District 1 is made up of areas in northeast Waterloo, Evansdale, Raymond, Elk Run Heights, and Gilbertville along with portions of East Waterloo and Poyner Townships.

Residents of Director District 1 who are interested in applying for the remainder of the current term should send a letter of interest and resume to Board Secretary Sharon Miller, 1516 Washington St., Waterloo, IA 50702, or email them to millers@WaterlooSchools.org. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.  Applicants can make oral presentations to the board at the May 14 regular meeting.

They anticipate appointing a replacement at the June 11 meeting.

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