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Truckee Tahoe school district board president resigns

Jason Shueh
Sierra Sun

Sun File PhotoKristy Olk

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; School board President Kristy Olk will resign her seat, officials confirmed Wednesday morning, making her the third trustee to step down from the board this calendar year.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Superintendent Steve Jennings said Olk made the announcement at a board meeting Tuesday night.

and#8220;Kristy actually in the last few months has taken on a new job,and#8221; Jennings said. and#8220;She just feels like she can’t manage the pressure of the new job and family and the heavy demands of district duties.and#8221;

Olk could not be immediately reached for comment for this story.

Jennings commended Olk, elected in 2004 as trustee and board president in 2006, for dedicated service and objective demeanor.

and#8220;She was a great member of the board,and#8221; Jennings said.

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Jennings said Olk’s resignation will be effective as of Dec. 8, and district officials are already advertising the appointed position.

Applicants, Jennings said, should submit letters of intent to the district by Nov. 19 with a final trustee expected to be selected by Dec. 8, when newly elected Area 1 Trustee Kim Szczurek, Area 5 Trustee Dianna Driller and recently appointed Area 4 Trustee Gaylan Larson take their seats.

Area 2 Trustee Kirsten Livak will be the only remaining trustee from the current board. Earlier this year, trustees Bill Kraus and Lisa Mohun resigned after moving out of their respective areas.

Jennings said a new board president will be elected at the Dec. 8 board meeting.

Check back at sierrasun.com for more details as they develop.