County Board of Education Members Lyn Neylon and Doug Perkins submitted separate letters of resignation today. Neylon's last day as a board member will be June 30. Perkins' resignation will be effective June 8.
Neylon represents District 2, which includes the southwestern portion of the county from Southern San Diego to the U.S.-Mexico border. She is moving out of her district boundaries.
"I am honored to have served on the County Board of Education," said Neylon. "No one fully realizes what the San Diego County Office of Education does for the students in our region. County Office staff members are some of the most dedicated people I have encountered and are committed to making sure all students have choices in their education and in their lives."
Neylon was elected to a four-year term in 2012 and was elected board president in January 2015. Neylon played a central role in school district organization matters, which included the establishment of voting areas in the Sweetwater Union High School District and the approval of a petition to unify the Alpine Union School District. She also served temporarily on the Sweetwater Board until new board members could be elected to fill vacant seats.
"Lyn has been an integral part of the County Board of Education. Her commitment to the teaching and learning of students reaches beyond her district to the more than 500,000 students in the region," said County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Randolph E. Ward.
Perkins represents District 5, which runs along the coast from Del Mar to Camp Pendleton. He is resigning for long-term health reasons.
Perkins was elected to the board in 2014. Before joining the San Diego County Board of Education, Perkins served on the Del Mar Union School District board for almost seven years.
"Doug was elected to the board because of his commitment to the education of students. Now is the time for him to concentrate on his health and well-being," said Ward.
At its meeting on June 10, the County Board of Education will establish the timeline and procedures for filling the seats vacated by Neylon and Perkins. In accordance with provisions of the San Diego County Charter, the board has 45 days from the date of a vacancy in which to make the appointment. Please visit the County Board of Education webpage to view meeting agendas.