Neb State Board Of Education Member Resigns For Health Reasons


     Longtime Nebraska State Board of Education District 5 member Patricia Timm has resigned, citing personal health issues. Her district covers the southeast corner of the state excluding the Lincoln and Omaha areas.

        Timm says β€œIt has been an honor and great privilege to serve the students, teachers, and communities in District 5 for the past 17 years.”

        State Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt calls Timm β€œan outstanding board member and leader for nearly two decades.” 

       Blomsted says he appreciates all of the work Timm has done for Nebraska schools and students – adding that her passion and dedication to the board” will be missed.

       Timm was appointed to the state board of education by then-Governor Mike Johanns in 2004, won election to a full 4-year term in 2006, and was reelected 3 times. 

       Governor Pete Ricketts will appoint a successor for the rest of her term, which runs through the end of next year.