News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, June 28, 2018
York announces resignation from school board

by Faith DeAmbrose

With an upcoming move out of the Island school district, Stephen York announced his resignation, effective June 30, from the CSD Board at a special meeting on June 26.

Recently elected to a third term in an uncontested March race, York said that before the election he did not anticipate moving out of the district. A recently accepted part-time position at a church in Bucksport, coupled with the “affordable” nature of homes off island, York said he and his wife, Catherine Ring, decided to make a move.

“It has been my privilege to serve on the school board,” said York during an interview on June 26. “With significant community input,” the school has “greatly improved,” said York, who has been involved with the school system “one way or another” since 2003.

He said that while the school is making strides in many areas, there are challenges ahead, including “decisions about the future of the high school,” and continued strategic planning.

School board vacancies are appointed by the board of selectmen. In the case of replacing York on the island-wide board, that would be done by the Stonington Board of Selectmen. An appointment lasts only until the next election cycle, where the remainder of the term would be available through the normal town meeting election process.