Ken Hewlett resigns his seat with Lafayette County School Board

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Lafayette County School Board will be looking to fill a seat after board member Ken Hewlett turned in his resignation at Monday night’s monthly meeting.

While no reason was given as of this moment, Hewlett told the EAGLE back in January that he was upset with the Board’s decision to let go of Gray Tollison, the former board attorney. Hewlett had made a motion to renew Tollison’s contract, but he was ultimately outvoted 3 to 2.

“There was no discussion,” Hewlett said at the time. “It’s as if they all knew they were going to vote ‘no’ and no one explained why.”

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The school board now has 60 days to appoint a replacement for the seat vacated by Hewlett.

An email was sent to Hewlett this morning, but the EAGLE had not received a response as of press time.

Lafayette County Superintendent Adam Pugh was reached out to for a comment on Wednesday morning, but he was out of town and unavailable.

The EAGLE will update this story as details become available.