Health concerns were cited by two Crossett School District affiliates Monday night as they each announced their plans to leave.

The Crossett School board accepted the resignation of a member who has served for more than 30 years. 

Robert Cornelius’s resignation letter was presented to the school board on Monday night with the stated reasons being health. His resignation opens a seat until the next election. 

Superintendent Gary Williams said that the board has 30 days to appoint someone who lives in the district to serve the remaining year of Cornelius’s term. 

The board agreed to appoint the new member during next month’s regular board meeting which as Williams says falls on day 28 of their 30-day period.

Unrelated to Cornelius, the middle school principal, Lynn Parker announced that she would be retiring at the end of this school year. Parker said that she too was having health issues and that though she is not ready to leave the district, she felt it was in her own best interest. 

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