Horner, a former BOE chair, said he told Gov. David Ige a year ago that he would only stay one more year to help the new board chart its course.
“I informed the governor last year that this would be my last year, and that we have an outstanding board,” he said. “Much work remains to be done, however. But we have a governor that understands public education who has demonstrated a commitment to public education over his entire career. It’s in really good hands.”
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Ige said, “Don Horner did a wonderful job transitioning the Board of Education from an elected to an appointed board and helping to focus the board on student improvement. Don left the BOE in better condition than he found it and our students are better off for it. I thank him for his years of excellent service and wish him the very best.”
Horner’s term runs until the summer of 2017. His early departure will leave two vacancies on the BOE, possibly to be filled with interim appointments.