November 9,  2010

Heffernan 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.

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