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Menlo Park school board member decides not to resign

 

Stacey Jones will not resign from the Menlo Park City School District board, following an announcement late last year that she may need to leave her post this summer because she and her family would likely move out of state.

Jones, who joined the board in 2014, told district officials around the end of November that her husband had accepted a new job in Colorado. Her family was uncertain whether they would move to accommodate his job once the school year wrapped up in June, she said. But her husband has been able to split his time between commuting to Colorado and working from home in California, so they will not move, she said in a June 5 email.

"We are relieved that we figured out a way to stay in Menlo Park and grateful he has the flexibility to make the commute work," said Jones, who works as a student services and operations coordinator at Stanford University.

She said she is "delighted" to be able to stay on the board for the remainder of her term, which ends in December 2022.

"Everyone -- teachers, staff, community members and parents, the superintendent, and the board -- have been working so hard over the last few months on our compensation philosophies, vision for outstanding public education, the LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan), and more," she said. "I can't wait to see what the future holds for the district and I look forward to being part of it all."

Jones said in December that she wouldn't submit her resignation to San Mateo County Superintendent Nancy Magee until her plans were definite. During a Dec. 11 meeting, the school board discussed possible options if Jones resigned, including holding a special election in November or appointing a replacement for her.

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