MAPS Board clerk to step down
Brad Kanitz, board clerk of the Merrill Area Public Schools, has announced that he will step down from his role effective immediately.
In a letter to Board President Jen Seliger and Superintendent Walter Leipart, Kanitz cited personal reasons as the grounds for resigning from the Board.
“It is with regret that I tender my resignation from the Merrill Area Public Schools Board of Education, effective immediately,” Kanitz said. “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve on the board of this fine organization for the past seven years, and I offer my best wishes for its continued success.”
The Board will officially recognize Kanitz’s resignation at its Jan. 27 special meeting, at which time the board will discuss the process for filling the vacancy. The district will then post a notice of school board vacancy in the near future as part of its efforts to fill the position as soon as possible.
“I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Kanitz for his outstanding service to our school district and the entire Merrill area community,” said Leipart. “While we are sorry to see him go, we understand that personal obligations sometimes take precedence. We wish Mr. Kanitz the very best in his future endeavors.”
His current term was scheduled to end in 2018.