Yorktown Board of Education trustee Mark Drexel has officially given his resignation and he would no longer serve on the school board.
"I have been with YCSD Board for almost six years which has been filled with many rewarding moments," he said. "I have been a witness to a tremendous effort by all to create one of the most successful and innovative education organizations. It is with much thought and deliberation that I have made this decision to retire from the Board."
He was appointed in Sept. 2005 and elected to a three-year term in May 2006. Drexel was reelected to the position in 2009.
The Yorktown resident is a department manager with Consolidated Edison. He cited a promotion at work and increasing business opportunities for his decision to step down.
"I am unable to commit to the necessary hours that are needed to volunteer as a Board member," he said.
The Yorktown school board will accept applications from potential replacements until 4 p.m. on Aug. 15. Interviews will take place at the Board Meeting on Aug. 29. The appointed individual will serve until the next school board election, May 15, 2012.
Those who are interested in serving can submit a letter of interest and resume to district clerk Rebecca Narvaez at Rnarvaez@yorktown.org or by mail to Rebecca Narvaez, District Clerk, 2725 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, New York, 10598.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the Yorktown Central School District and wish the Board, administration, staff and students the very best of success in the future," Drexel said.