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Albion Board of Education vice president resigns

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 May 2019 at 9:02 am

ALBION – The vice president of the Albion Board of Education has resigned, citing a busy schedule that makes it difficult to devote time to the board.

Steve LaLonde

Steven LaLonde was elected three years ago. He leaves with two years remaining on the term.

“I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve on the board of this fine organization for the past three years, and I offer my best wishes for its continued success,” LaLonde wrote in a  May 8 resignation letter.

LaLonde was viewed as a likely successor to Margy Brown as president of the board.

LaLonde has a doctoral degree in statistics, measurement and evaluation from Syracuse University. He is retired as a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He and his late wife, Kathy, raised three children who graduated from Albion.

LaLonde has been busy in his retirement.

“I find myself traveling more and more often, and am less able to devote the proper attention and focus to the very important matters of the school board,” he wrote in his letter.

LaLonde’s resignation comes too late for the position to be on the ballot in the May 21 election.

There are four candidates – David Sidari, Joyce Riley, Gregg Boose Sr. and Linda Weller – running for two five-year seats on the board.

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