Vice chair of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board resigns

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Jeannie Metcalf, vice chair of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, announced that she is stepping down from the board. (ANDREW DYE/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Veteran school board member Jeannie Metcalf abruptly resigned from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education on Tuesday night, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

Metcalf, 63, announced her resignation at the start of Tuesday night’s regularly-scheduled board meeting and left immediately afterward.

She had served 21 years on the board and was elected to her sixth term in November. Metcalf said both she and her husband have health issues that require more attention than she expected and felt like the time was right.

Metcalf was both the longest-serving member of the board and its vice chair. She started this term as a guide for a group that included six brand-new members. On Tuesday night, Metcalf said the new members had gained valuable experience over the last nine months.

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