Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas announced today that Escambia School Board member and Chair Linda Moultrie has made the decision to resign her position on the Board.
This is the second time Moultrie has resigned. In October 2015, she announced her resignation only to reconsider.
“Linda Moultrie has been an outstanding leader in our community, representing the students and their families in District 3, as well as the interests of the entire county, with professionalism, respect and compassion,” Superintendent Thomas said of the most recent announcement.
“She has made this decision because it is what is best for her family and we will respect her wishes and support her as she makes this transition. She will be greatly missed by myself, the leaders of the District and the rest of the Board.”
Moultrie was elected to the Escambia County School Board as the District 3 Representative in August 2008 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
As the District 3 representative on the School Board, she represented Brentwood Elementary School, Brown Barge Middle School, Ensley Elementary School, Global Learning Academy, Lincoln Park Elementary School, Montclair Elementary School, Oakcrest Elementary School, Weis Elementary Community School, McMillan Center, Woodham Middle School and Pensacola High School.
The District 3 seat on the School Board is scheduled to be up for election in 2018. Governor Rick Scott will select a temporary representative from District 3 to hold the open seat until then.