Appleton school board member Gary Jahnke to resign effective July 31

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APPLETON – Gary Jahnke, a member of the Appleton School Board, is resigning his post at the end of the month.

At a meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, council documents show the six remaining school board members will formally approve Jahnke’s resignation and begin the process to fill the vacant position.

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The person named to replace Jahnke, on a majority vote from the school board, will serve until next April’s election, when voters in the Appleton-area school district will choose a permanent successor, according to state status.

Jahnke did not immediately respond to a phone call from The Post-Crescent Friday to inquire about his resignation. He was elected to the school board last year and his term was not due to expire until 2023.

Jahnke is the second school board member to resign in the past year. Former Vice-Chair of the Board, Leah Olson resigned in December, citing the need to spend more time with family amid the pandemic.

Board chair Kay Eggert and Superintendent of Appleton Schools Judy Baseman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Contact reporter Samantha West at 920-996-7207 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @BySamanthaWest.



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