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October 16, 2012
DALLAS -- Sandy Teal has resigned from the Dallas School District Board.
Teal, who was elected in 2009, submitted her resignation Friday, citing work conflicts as the reason for her departure.
"My desire to see DSD continually improve has not changed, but my work situation has," she wrote in her resignation letter. "When I was elected in 2009, I could not have foreseen my future employment changing so dramatically as to return to a global travel schedule that takes me out of the country on a regular basis."
Teal missed both school board meetings in September and said work travel would lead to missing one meeting in both November and December.
"I tender my resignation for this reason alone: because I cannot fully commit my time to the board," she wrote. "It would be unfair to the students and employees in our district for me to continue as a board member, when I cannot give it the time that it both demands and deserves."
Superintendent Christy Perry said the board will declare a vacancy at its meeting Monday, beginning the process of filling Teal's position.