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Bolivar R-1 board member Nathan Duncan, pictured here as he is sworn in to office in April 2018, has announced he will resign from the school board.

Bolivar R-1 school board member Nathan Duncan has announced he will resign from his duties next month.

His resignation was confirmed Friday afternoon by board president Paula Hubbert.

Duncan is currently serving his first three-year term. He was elected in April 2018.

In his resignation letter, obtained by the BH-FP, Duncan said he and his family are planning to move away from Bolivar in June. 

He described his experience serving on the board for the past year as “immensely rewarding.”

His resignation will be effective June 1, the letter said.

Hubbert told the BH-FP Friday afternoon the board plans to “consider and accept” Duncan’s resignation during its next regular session Thursday, May 16.

Hubbert said the board will follow its set policy regarding the vacancy, which is outlined in BBE-1 and available on the district’s website.

“If a vacancy occurs on the board of education, the remaining members shall appoint a person to serve until the next school board election, when a director shall be elected for the unexpired term,” the policy states. “In a case of resignation, a vacancy shall be declared to exist when the resignation letter is officially presented to the board at a board meeting.”

Hubbert said the board also plans to adopt the process and procedures it will use to replace Duncan during the May session.

She said she cannot “speak for the board” as far as what exactly that process will look like yet. However, “we are putting together our selection process with the help of the Missouri School Boards’ Association,” she added. 

“The board is committed to making this a very open and transparent process,” she said.

Hubbert said the board encourages anyone who may be interested in “playing a role” to come to the May meeting.

She also encourages anyone with questions to contact her at 399-5360 or at paulahubbert@bolivarschools.org.

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