Debbie Deere has resigned from her position on the Lansing Board of Education.
In a message posted Monday on Facebook, Deere said she will be moving to Lawrence.
Deere had served on the Lansing school board since 2011. She was elected to a third term last year.
During her tenure on the Lansing Board of Education, Deere also served one two-year term in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Deere owns A Deere Place child care service, which is located in Lansing. Deere stated on Facebook that she plans to continue to operate the business.
Lansing Superintendent Dan Wessel said Deere submitted her resignation from the Lansing Board of Education on Friday.
Wessel said board members plan to appoint someone to fill the vacancy.
He said board members are accepting applications from people who are interested in serving on the school board. Those applications will be due March 27.
Members of the Lansing Board of Education plan to have a special meeting April 6 to make the appointment.
Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski said the appointment will last until the November 2021 school board election. At that time, voters will select someone to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
At the time of her resignation, Deere was serving as the vice president of the Lansing Board of Education.
During a meeting Monday, school board members selected John Dalbey to serve as the new vice president, according to Wessel.
Deere stated on Facebook that she and her husband, Kyle, purchased a home in Lawrence to be closer to children and grandchildren.
Deere stated she has loved serving on the Lansing Board of Education.
“I will continue to advocate for and support this district, and I wish my fellow school board colleagues continued success in their important work,” she stated on Facebook.
The Times attempted to contact Deere for this story. A phone message was not immediately returned Tuesday.