Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Keith Knauss Resignation

Unionville Chadds Ford Community,

We are sharing with you today the resignation of Keith Knauss from his position on the School Board.

In a note to his fellow School Board Director’s Keith explained,

“I am resigning from the school board.  There are a number of changes in my family life over the next year that will require the time of my wife, Mary Pat and I -- not the least of which is the upcoming birth of our first grandchild.

Some may wonder whether the recent teacher contract was a factor.  Yes it was, but probably not for the reason one might think.  I ran again for office 2 years ago specifically to participate in negotiating another union contract.  A settled 4-year contract signals that my work is done.”

Keith was a Board member for two separate terms and has served a total of 10 years.

Board President Vic Dupuis said,  "I am grateful for Keith’s service and dedication to this Board and the UCFSD community. Keith’s intellect, wisdom, and thought-provoking commentaries have been instrumental in ensuring that the Board considered many options on many issues. He will be missed but we wish him and Mary Pat a future filled with good things."

Board Vice President, Gregg Lindner shared, “Keith gave freely of his time and I learned from his perspective.  I truly respected his opinion and views.  Our dialogs led, at the end of the day, to making the ultimate decisions better.”

Keith would like the community to know that, “The work of a school director was hard, but enjoyable and I’ve been rewarded many times over.  The current excellent performance of the district along with the strength of the current board and administrative team allows me to resign without concern.”

Keith represents Region A of our district (East Marlborough & West Marlborough Townships).  The Board will be discussing the next steps in selecting a replacement for Keith at the next Board meeting on October 19th.