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Cefalu resigns from school board

Trisha Leonard

Lake Tahoe Unified School District board member Judy Cefalu abruptly resigned from her position Tuesday, June 26.

According to board president Wendy David, Cefalu did not attend the meeting, but instead sent a letter announcing her resignation.

“It was a total surprise,” she said.

In the letter, Cefalu stated that she was resigning for personal reasons.

“Out of respect for my fellow Board members and to maintain the integrity of the work you do, I feel it is in my, and everyone’s best interest, to make this difficult decision to resign,” she stated in the letter.

During a phone interview Wednesday, Cefalu stated that her decision to resign was not because of a dispute or conflict, but that she wanted to spend more time doing things she enjoys.

“I will apologize to the community and to my colleagues for not completing term; however … our district is amazing and it has been great to be on that board,” she said.

Cefalu’s four-year term, her first on the five-member board, is set to expire Dec. 6, 2013. A new member must be appointed by Aug. 24, David said.

“We are very lucky in this community to have the schools and people that are in the schools – all of it,” Cefalu said. “This has been a great three years.”

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