August 23, 2018 4:25 a.m. (updated at 10:10 a.m.)
A long-time member of the Roseburg School Board has resigned.
At Wednesday night’s board meeting, Interim Superintendent Robert Freeman said that Paul Meyer had submitted his resignation that morning. Meyer had been on the board for nineteen years. Board Chair Joe Garcia spoke briefly about Meyer and said he “very much appreciated his commitment”. Garcia said he had served with Meyer for the past ten years. No reason for Meyer’s resignation was announced at the meeting.
The board accepted Meyer’s resignation and declared his seat vacant. Responding to a question from board member Micki Hall, Garcia said the board would likely cover the specifics about the process for replacing Meyer during its second meeting in September.
News Radio 1240 KQEN has obtained a copy of Meyer’s resignation which was emailed to Interim Superintendent Robert Freeman early Wednesday morning. In its entirety the letter said “Robert: Please convey to the Board and Cabinet that I am resigning from the Board. Nineteen years is long enough. Paul”.
Meyer did not attend the meeting. Paul Meyer is the County Counsel for Douglas County government.
Meyer did cast a “no” vote when the Roseburg School Board voted to place Superintendent Gerry Washburn on administrative leave and authorized its legal counsel to pursue a separation agreement with him. That vote passed on a 4-3 vote.