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McKenna resigns from school committee

NORTH ATTLEBORO - The longest serving member of the town's school committee announced his resignation on Thursday.

In a letter to School Committee Chairman Ethan Hamilton, James McKenna wrote:

Dear Ethan,

Please accept this letter as my resignation from the School Committee effective immediately. I have recently been presented with events at home that will not allow me to continuesengaging in the school community for several months. My absence from school activities and committee meetings would not be consistent with my own expectations, and the community deserves fully engage Committee members.

I resign knowing that John Costello, a very able former school committee member, is eligible to assume the remainder of this term under the new charter provisions. There will be no learning curve for John Costello. I am also confident that the school district is in capable hands with the remaining school committee members, a terrific administrative team, and of course the best educational staff – district wide – the rest of the world can envy.

James D. McKenna,North Attleboro School Committee.

McKenna visited North TV hours after writing that letter to discuss his decision. Click the video below to stream the interview.