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Andre Powell, School Board MemberDeKalb Community Unity School District 428 School Board member Andre Powell announced his resignation from the Board of Education due to accepting an appointment to fill the 5th Ward vacancy on the DeKalb City Council, effective with the City Council meeting on May 28, 2024. Powell filled a Board of Education vacancy left by Samantha McDavid in August of 2023 after she resigned to take a position with the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education.

In his resignation letter, Powell expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve. “I am deeply appreciative of the opportunities for growth and the experiences I have gained. Serving the District has been an honor, and together, we have accomplished significant milestones for the benefit of our children, staff, and community at large.” Powell adds, “I’ve given thoughtful consideration to both the responsibilities that I’m leaving behind and the new challenges that I’m about to embrace. As I move forward, I’m hopeful that I’ve demonstrated my ability to be an independent thinker and make conscious decisions for our children, constituents, and the staff of D428.”

“We are grateful for Mr. Powell’s service to the students, families and staff of DeKalb 428. While we are sorry to see him go, we respect his decision and know that he will bring the same integirty and dedication to his work on behalf of the citizens of DeKalb,” said Superintendent Minerva Garcia-Sanchez, Ed.D.
The process to fill the current vacancy will begin immediately, according to Board Policy 2:70. Applications for consideration to fill the vacant seat must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. For more information and requirements to apply, visit board.d428.org or the 2024 Board Vacancy Announcement document.

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