Martinsville School Board Member to Resign over “Politics”

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Lawrence Mitchell

It is being reported at Martinsville School Board member Lawrence Mitchell will resign, citing differences between himself and Chairwoman Joan Montgomery. Mitchell said he would no longer participate in the process he called “politics” and an effort from City Council and the School Board to “micromanage” the day to day activities of School Superintendent Zeb Talley. Montgomery and Mayor Gene Teague denied the allegations. School Board members in Martinsville are appointed by Council, unlike Henry County where they are elected.