steps down as
school board president
Debra Heffernan has
resigned as president of the Brandywine school board. District
superintendent Mark Holodick told Delaforum that she submitted
her resignation on Nov. 3, the day after Heffernan, a Democrat,
defeated Republican Thomas Kovach to represent eastern
Brandywine Hundred in the state House of Representatives. "She
has been a tireless advocate for all children, especially those
with special needs,"
Holodick said. Before election to the board, she was primarily
responsible for organizing the district's Special Needs
Parent-Teacher Association. Board vice president Olivia
Johnson-Harris moves up to succeed Heffernan. The board is
scheduled to discuss a procedure for replacing Heffernan at its
regular meeting on Nov. 15.